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G&G Blanket Chest Build #7: Base part I

01-17-2015 04:20 PM by Ottacat | 0 comments »

A False Start When I went to the lumber store to buy the 5/4 wood for the top and base I made the mistake of not bringing the plans or dimensions. I ended up making my best guess. When I got home and laid everything out I realized that had bought only enough that I had no margin for error. The base is 3” high and I had so little wood that I needed to be able to get all four parts of the base from a single board. My widest board was only about 6 1/4” wide. I hoped that after jointing and the saw kerf that I’d get two 3” pieces. Thus I then jointed and planed the board and was lucky enough that it ended up being 6 1/8” wide. Unfortunately when I ripped...

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