[table][tr][td][table][tr][td]A couple of years ago I posted a build of two ammo chest that I made. Those have long since sold.
I have a new customer that wanted one but he wanted a copper top on it instead or the ornate ironwork that I was doing.
I have been at it for about two weeks and have a lot of pictures. I better start posting some of them now.
Here are two of the older ones I did.
Here is the start of the new project.
As long as I was setting up to make a chest I decided I would make three of them at one time.
this is cutting to size and doing dovetails.
The bottoms are secured with walnut pegs.
I made aromatic cedar sliding trays for all of them. It smells really good!
Joined: Thu Dec 2009 Posts: 418 Location: Cypress, TX [/td][td][table][tr][td]I did the copper top today. It is pretty involved. It took 122 copper nails.
After set up, I center punch through my template with an ice pick 122 times.
Then I drill through the copper 122 times. Then I drill a pilot hole for the copper nails 122 times.
The copper nails are 1" long but in this case I need 5/8" long.
So I cut 122 nails to 5/8" length.
After all that, it turned out pretty good.
The brass plates cover the hinges.
This is where I stand right now.
Next is final sanding and metal cleanup.
Then on to stain (customers request) and metal paint.
I hope you enjoyed the pics. I know I always enjoy yours.
Zulu The Photographer[/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table]