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My first attempt at any sort of serious wood working project, this traditional drop front machinist’s chest is made from recycled New Zealand Rimu, the front and back panel tongue and grooved board being Silver Beech. The draw pulls I turned myself from stainless steel and the chest handles and lid corners are cast in aluminium from my own patterns, the castings machined by myself. The chest is finished in a marine grade wood oil.
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This is an example of wood craftsmanship at its very finest. I hope you would consider sharing or letting buy the prints so I can make a chest like this myself. Well done!
My God, man. If this is your first serious attempt at woodworking, then I look forward to seeing the magic you can do in future work.
What a beautiful piece. Did you design it yourself? Work from a plan? Use a plan or another chest as inspiration?
The chest is a work of beauty. If you want to sell it please contact me. Thanks....Bob
Mr, Bailey what a chest, I have wanted something like this since i began work as a tool makers apprentice, but never finished, why dont you publish this plan as i think it is absolutly fabulose and would look great anywhere.
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