Blanket chest

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Project by netized posted 2662 days ago 1628 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two as a trade for some sapphire earrings for my wife. She almost opted to keep the chests instead, but in the end (as usual) the jewelry won out.

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#1 posted 2662 days ago

Jeff, what beautiful chests. The DTs really set them off!

Again great work!

-- Jimmy

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#2 posted 2662 days ago

how big are they?
Beautiful and I love the carving in the front. Missed it in the first picture.

Your wife made a good choice—you can always make her her own blanket chest! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 2662 days ago

Very nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 2662 days ago

Fantastic work! I only wish that I could do dovetails like this!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 2661 days ago

Beaut… need to find some more adjectives.

Hard to tell the scale of these with the rest of the photo blurred out. I suppose these are long gone, so no more photos of these?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 2661 days ago

The chests are approx. 4’ x 2’ x 18”

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#8 posted 2660 days ago

Wow – terrific! Your work is very special. I’m going to keep an eye on your projects – they are very inspiring.

Also like the photographic technique – how did you do that? The piece looks like it is floating.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 2273 days ago

I just saw this on “roll the dice” option. Very nice design and contrasting woods. Nice fit on the joinery.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#10 posted 2207 days ago

thank goodness for the “roll the dice” feature on this site !!! These are truly beautiful chests and the more I look at them the more wonderful details I see : ) At first I thought that they were jewelry boxes but then I saw the size listed in the other comment response so I don’t need to ask you where you found those tiny handles anymore ! hahahahahaaa Nice , really nice job …If I had a choice , I would prefer the second picture because of the awesome look of your joinery and the colors are gorgeous together : ) have a great day !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 2207 days ago

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 2207 days ago

Great looking chest!

Thanks for the post


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#13 posted 2197 days ago

Netized, good looking piece. I like the contrasting woods that really show off your craftsmanship. Your wife made the right choice. If you are like me, you can’t make earrings, but I sure can get back out there in the shop and make another blanket chest! No problem! Sawdust!!!

Good work. Yep, I love roll the dice too. I wouldn’t have scrolled through thousands of project to get to this one.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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