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My Rendition of T-Chisels Blanket Chest

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Blog entry by FlWoodRat posted 12-22-2008 09:54 PM 1374 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey fellow LJ’s. You all need to check out T-Chisel’s site. It’s full of ideas, techniques and videos. One of the “Projects” T-chisel posted was of an 17th Century blanket chest. It inspired me to knock some rust off the shop, sort through a pile of old pine and start thinking about how I could use his idea to build a toy box/blanket chest for my grand daughter. So the saga began. Sure enough I had plenty of wood to choose from. After a few hours of sorting, cleaning, jointing and planing I had managed to rough cut the posts (legs), the long rails, the short rails and the muntins. Now thats all aclimating in my garage for a few days. Given good weather, looks like Christmas Eve and Christmas day will be spent rough milling the lid parts and preparing materials for the panels. I will post pictures of my progress later.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....



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#1 posted 12-22-2008 10:32 PM

We are waiting for the pictures. Hurry back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 12-22-2008 10:39 PM

Ok Karson, here are some pics of my progress so far.. This pine was given to me by a friend. His father in law retired as a cabinet maker in Long Island NY and told his son in law, my friend, to pick up some wood and bring it to florida. Well, it’s sat in my garage for several years and has been used to build some half-octagon side tables and a computer desk (See Chisseler’s LJ Project, it’s awesome). Now what remains is going to be a toy box/blanket chest for my grand daughter Yvette.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13556066@N04/3128332327/

(An old piece of pine.. pretty much like all the rest I had)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13556066@N04/3128337039/in/photostream/

(Rough cut/milled for my rendition of T-Chisels Blanket chest)!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 12-22-2008 10:43 PM

Put an exclamation point in front and at the end of you picture address (no spaces) and they will show up in your posts.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 12-22-2008 10:52 PM

Thanks Karson… I will try that the next time.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 12-23-2008 01:40 AM

It sounds like the bug has bit you again. You go guy and keep us posted!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 12-23-2008 07:03 PM

That looks like some thick stock. Good start for sure.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#7 posted 12-24-2008 02:33 PM

Yes Doug, it’s thick. Anywhere from 7/4 to 9/4. And I’m thrilled that it’s cleaning up nicely. But I think my planer is getting tired from gnawing away at it all. Today, weather permitting, I will be rough milling some more stock down to 1-3/8 and final milling what’s already been done down to 1-1/8. Should make a nice pile of shavings.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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