New Yankee Blanket Chest #8: Put a lid on it

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Blog entry by HungryTermite posted 01-15-2011 04:05 AM 1340 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I had to purchase additional wood for the top because after 8 months in my garage the construction pine I purchased was warped too badly to use. So I got it all planed and jointed and then I decided I needed more practice with tongue and groove joints so I cut them on the table saw for the long edges as well as the breadboard ends. They were the best ones yet! I have a tough time getting the tongues the right length so there is no gap so this time I left the tongues a hair longer and used my low angle block plane to trim them down until they were just right. It seems to work out pretty well and I wish I had done that for the rest of the project.

Here is the top clamped for gluing on the breadboard ends. I eventually added a few more clamps after this photo.

Once this dries I will trim it to size and see what it looks like sitting on top!

-- Good Judgement Comes From Experience. Experience Comes From Bad Judgement.

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 06:14 AM

Nice choice of grain patterns, looks nice.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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