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Default small ammunition chest with a copper top

[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!







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Location: Cypress, TX [/td][td][table][tr][td]Next is the iron work.
Making handles.
























At this point, I started working only on one chest. I will decide what I want to do with the other two later.

Next is making the hinges, corner angles and hasp. My customer wanted only flat bar with no ornamentation.























Drilling and countersinking lots of holes. Plus clean up.














Drilling the holes for the handles.
Countersinking for the hinges and hasp in the underside of the lid.















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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.

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