I’m not sure If I dethroned Matt for “slowest woodworker in the west”, but I finished this last week. I started it about 10 months ago. I had to put it aside for other projects, but it is finished!
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Thanks. I have found that joints look better in pictures. Look close enough and there are a few problems. nothing that will compromise strength though.
The main wood is walnut, but I used poplar for the drawers. Walnut was getting too pricy.
Sine it took so long, you can see my skill increase when you compare different joints. The dovetails I did 10 months ago (back) are noticeably worse than the front.
It felt so good to finish it.
Very nice. I can relate to your comment about progressing as a wood worker. I’m building my joiners chest now and the first set of dovetails does not look like the most recent ones. Thankfully, it will be painted in the end. With the price of wood right now, I couldn’t just scrap the job and build new, so it’ll be a constant reminder of where I came from.
I had the same kind of progression of skill, on the same project! Always takes a long time for me to finish a project with the spare time I have, like most of us I assume. Nice to watch one corner get better than the last as time goes on. Great job!
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