Okay so I chose my first project before coming to realize just how many chests are out there already and perhaps how much easier it would have been to have made one of them. Too bad! I got this pattern from a fellow on Etsy who sells the chests. He was kind enough to sell me the pattern for personal use. (So I think I shouldn’t share it? Yah, prob not.) I’ll share his info if anyone is interested, but I imagine with all the chest patterns around here…
I used some of the proofgrade material that came with my laser. The plywood - Medium Maple. Lucky for me the dimensions were right for it nearly spot on. I had to use a needle file on the hasp and the slot in the front of the chest to get the lock loop through. Yah I just make up terms for things.
Anyway, it was fun figuring out how to put this together. The pattern didn’t come with instructions. If I’m honest it wasn’t difficult.
This was my first woodworking project that involved glue as well. I left the paper on the box until I was finished gluing in nearly all of the places and that really helped keep the faces clean.
Anyway, here are the photos. I’m off to figure out what my next project will be.