New Yankee Blanket Chest #9: Almost Finished

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Blog entry by HungryTermite posted 01-16-2011 10:42 AM 2193 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Put a lid on it Part 9 of New Yankee Blanket Chest series Part 10: Painted and Finished »

After the top dried I trimmed it to final length and width and set it on the chest.

I can’t seem to get the camera set right to get a representative photo. It doesn’t really look right if I used a flash and turning the flash off doesn’t seem to help much. I need to practice more.

I put 3 coats of wipe-on poly on the inside of the chest and on the bottom of the lid. I also cut and fit some cedar panels for the bottom. All that is left to do is paint the outside with a few coats of flat paint and add a stencil. Painting is not my 1st choice for a finish but that’s what the customer (my fiance) wants.

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 01:04 PM

Looking great, I’m looking forward to the seeing the finished product.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 03:19 PM

Almost done! Progress is looking good.

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 02:40 AM


As for the flash, have you tried reflecting? Tape (or hold?) a piece of white card at 45 degrees from the bottom of the flash so it reflects off the ceiling. Another is to put something like a white handkerchief in front to subdue the washout – which works really well for baby shots – don’t want to blind the tyke….

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