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633 days ago

"Proper" Lid Overhang on Blanket/Cedar Chest? - 4 replies

Hey folks, I’ve got my blanket all ready for the lid. The one thing that I’m struggling with is the proper amount of overhang for the lid. I’ve seen some that are only 1/4” or so, and some as much as an inch. For reference, my chest 49” long x 18” wide x 22” deep. Any help, suggestions, etc. wil...

643 days ago

Difference between Watco and Minwax wipe on poly? - 4 replies

Hey folks, it’s me again… I’m almost ready for the finish to be applied to the blanket chest I’ve been working so hard on. I want to use a wipe on product because I’m afraid of trying to brush on a finish on a chest with lots of vertical surfaces. I thought a hand applied wipe on finish will be better for a relat...

648 days ago

Spaceballs alternative? - 10 replies

Hey folks, I’m making progress on my girlfriend’s blanket chest. I’m getting ready to glue up the sections today. However, I noticed that most of the raised panels are a little loose in the rails and stiles. I guess I sanded them a little too much. I was paranoid about them being too tight. Anyhow, I understand that S...

668 days ago

Hardwood suppliers in St. Louis, MO? - 2 replies

Hey guys, Besides St. Charles Hardwoods, does anyone know of or can recommend a good place to buy quality hardwoods for projects? I’m mainly after walnut and red oak, but other lumber as well. Thanks to anyone who can give me some more options. MG

682 days ago

Glue up sequence for chest construction - ?? - 5 replies

Hey guys, It’s me again. I have a few questions about the proper glue up sequence for my blanket chest. The front and rear are made up of three raised panels, while the sides are made up of a single panel. When gluing it together, is it best or accepted to 1. glue all of the panels together separately2. after the individual panels ...

686 days ago

Rockler Torsion Hinges - A Few Questions If You've Used Them - 2 replies

Hi guys, I’m considering the Rockler Torsion Hinges for a chest I’m designing. I have a few questions that I’m hoping you guys can answer for me. I’ve seen them used by a number of guys here, they seem to be very popular. 1. When they open, does the lid “spring open” or does it have an easy feel to ...

686 days ago

Blanket Chest Interior Help Needed - How Do I Make It Multifuntional? - 19 replies

Hi guys. I’m making a blanket chest for my girlfriend for Christmas and need some ideas for the inside of the chest. I’m making it out of walnut, frame and panel construction, and will be lining it with cedar as well as making the floor out of cedar. I know she’ll most likely use the chest for blankets, but will also use it to keep some of he...


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