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    Another chest

    Speaking of chests and eye candy and getting things back to the ww side of things like Nancy said. I was doing a home inspection last weekend and saw this chest in the residence bedroom and just had to take a pic of it to shere with everyone. I have no history on the chest, but it really caught my eye. I promised myself and the wife that one day i am going to make this myself. ( yea along with a dozen other projects). The carving is that of a dogwood like we have in our back yard.
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    That's interesting, for sure!

    I've seen a lot of chests with coopered tops - even made a couple myself - but that's the first one I've ever seen with coopered ends.

    I may have to make one!
    Jim D.
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    What an interesting piece. I'd sure like to be able to find out more about it. It looks like it could use some work on the finish, too.
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    Nice Chest but we cannot see it for all its splendour. Looks like you have the Chuck disease tiny pictures.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    That's interesting, for sure!

    I've seen a lot of chests with coopered tops - even made a couple myself - but that's the first one I've ever seen with coopered ends.

    I may have to make one!
    Drew, That is an interesting looking chest, I like it.

    Jim, Is coopered meaning the part that looks like a segmented bowl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    ...Jim, Is coopered meaning the part that looks like a segmented bowl?
    Hmmm... Never thought of it as a segmented bowl. You lathe addicts have a warped perspecive. But yeah, it's segmented in the sense that the edges are cut to fit into a part of a circle.

    Actually, "coopered' as I used it is more in the sense of barrel making - Think of the 'segments' as staves in a barrel, with the edges of each one bevelled for a tight fit to the adjacent ones.
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    Glad that everyone likes it. I thought it was rather unique when i saw it as i have never seen a chest with ends like that. I will try to get some more info on it when i see the owners next time. I expect that someone spent lots of time carving out the flowers. It is something that does inspire some "out of the box thinking".
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