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Bridal chest #5: Almost final assembly

13 hours ago by Craftsman on the lake | 1 comment »

Today was some odds and ends and final assembly of the bridal chest. It’s not complete. I’ve got to get a little more maple to finish off with some moldings around the lid lip and the skirt. The stainless piano hinge is being mounted on the cover..Here you can see the hinge mounted to the chest along with an arm that locks the lid in a 90 degree open position.Also, I’ve made a box with divider out of maple that slides along the top inside of the chest..Here it is slid ove...

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Bridal chest #3: Cover and cedar

11 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

today i got the chest cover routed. This is a simple chest so I did a simple edge. A plain cove. .. . I braced the underside of the cover with maple cross pieces. Four recessed screws and glue. .tapered plugs will fill the screw head holes. I’ll chisel them off and sand them tomorrow after the glue dries. .I picked up a couple of boxes of aromatic cedar at home depot. Pretty expensive stuff I might add. It’s glued and pin nailed in. the pin nails of course are l...

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Bridal chest #2: Side prep, box joints, and assembly

14 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

In the previous installment I prepped the wood and glued it up. This time it’s a little after prep, box joints, and glue up. With the biscuit joiner the glue ups became pretty well aligned. I had to do just a little planing and scraping.. .The the old reliable ROS and mirk sandpaper to it. I find it easier to pre sand panels before assembly. Then redo and finish them up after. .After a little thinking, I made a box joint jig for my router. The sides are 3/4” thick and the...

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Bridal chest #1: Prep / glue-up

14 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

My youngest daughter is getting married in September. I’ve decided long ago that i’d make each (I’ve got two) a bridal chest when that time came. Well it’s here and I’m doing it. I’ve made blanket chests before but they’ve been made with raised panels. This one is much simpler. Almost Shaker in nature for the design. It will have large finger or box joints at the corners. I think I’ll make a simple jig for my router to accomplish that. It will b...

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Blanket chest / Toy box

219 days ago by sgmdwk | 6 comments »

I made this chest for my granddaughter, who is 4 months old. The idea was to give her something from her grandpa she can use for the rest of her life. I took the dimensions from one I saw online, then just winged it from there. The chest is made from clear pine boards. I planed them for uniform thickness, then jointed th4e edges with my Stanley No. 6. I glued up each panel separately, due to clamp limitations. I never have enough clamps. When it came time to trim the pane...

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Pocket Hole Blanket Chest #3: Video 3

577 days ago by JSB | 0 comments »

Step by step build of this blanket chest. (edit: I hit the easy button, no cutout on the base) Feedback is welcomed!

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Pocket Hole Blanket Chest #2: Video 2

577 days ago by JSB | 0 comments »

Step by step build of this blanket chest. (edit: I hit the easy button, no cutout on the base) Feedback is welcomed!

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Pocket Hole Blanket Chest #1: Video 1

577 days ago by JSB | 3 comments »

Step by step build of this blanket chest. (edit: I hit the easy button, no cutout on the base) Feedback is welcomed!

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What to do with a cedar blanket chest

683 days ago by MichaelT77 | 9 comments »

I have a one-man handyman service, and a customer of mine just gave me an old cedar blanket chest (trunk?). It’s about 50 years old, and the lady just didn’t want it in her house anymore. So, I brought it home. She told me that it was cedar-lined, but I discovered that it’s actually solid 3/4” cedar. Made by Lane. It’s not very attractive as is, but I’m thinking about what I can do with it. I could just give it way, or I could break it apart and mak...

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A pair of blanket chest

953 days ago by Don W | 22 comments »

My daughter has 2 friends who are expecting. One of them she has been friends with forever. It started when my daughter asked me if I would make her friend a porch swing for her. I agreed as long as she helped. I got a chance to spend some time doing woodworking with my daughter, but she wasn’t much help. She didn’t take much interest, but it was worth a try. I’ve been making stuff for her friends ever since. When my daughter recently asked her friend what she wanted for her...

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