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    mchickm
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    A small (isn) tool chest I have been working on for a little while. Last coat of garnet shellac just drying now!

    Just couldn’t quite wait for Paul’s masterclass design as I had hand tools flooding my small one bedroom flat.

    It’s a very simple design and I probably should have learned half blond dovetails for the lid frame or a frame and panel technique that isn’t something I know too much about yet! (hoping Paul’s next series will tackle this)

    Pretty happy with how it’s gone considering I started getting into woodworking 9 months ago and that this was made solely in the living room of my small flat on folding portable workbenches.

    Just thought I’d share a few pictures as I hadn’t uploaded any yet.

    Martyn.

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    #13347
    bertd
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    Congratulations on the chest, it’s very nice!
    Do you have inside pictures? What are the dimensions?

    #13348
    Ken
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    Martyn, tool chest looks great buddy. I really like the finnish.
    Real nice work buddy, way to go. 😉

    #13349
    Greg Merritt
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    Fantastic job Martyn…very nice work! The finish looks great. What kind of wood did you use?

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #13351
    cpetersen1970
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    Very nice! The finish is lovely.

    #13354
    dborn
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    Looks beautiful! Sure you want to use it for tools? lol

    #13362

    Very beautiful chest Martyn. Is this African Mahogany? Thank you for sharing with us.

    Toronto, Canada

    #13364
    maurice watherston
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    A fantastic job 🙂

    #13377
    David Gill
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    Incredible only been in to woodwork for nine months and made on a portable workbench in your living room. Tremendous job Well done

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #13425
    mchickm
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    Thanks for the kind words people!

    The wood was nothing as special as African mahogany I’m afraid.. Not something I can lay my hands on here on the Isle of Wight. It is meranti (otherwise knows as red lauen or phillapean mahogany but not a true mahogany by any means)

    Seemed to me in my limited experience to be a great hard wood to work although the was no chance of planing it! sharpened up my scraper skills on his one though! Haha

    The dimensions are 26″ x 13.5″ deep by 9.5″ high

    #13426
    Ken
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    Thanks for the dimensions Martyn, another project to add to my growing list.

    Again great job 😉

    #13432
    jgust747
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    Very nice

    Dallas, Texas

    #13436
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Nice job on your tool chest, it looks very nice.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #13441

    Meranti…hmm interesting wood, I have 3 big lumber yards in 100 miles radius and
    none of them have this type of the wood)) true mahogany or not true but its look beautiful,all project look beautiful.

    Toronto, Canada

    #13456
    Mark Armstrong
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    Like the colour Martyn nice job.
    Have you tried Daivd Charlesworth’s rule trick on plane iron.
    Makes the angle steeper and is better for more troublesome grain. Where as low angle planes are better for end grain.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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