Blanket Chest First project I have posted on LJ's

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Project by sawdustjunkie posted 12-03-2014 02:50 AM 1619 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project I have ever shown on any site!
Made it out of Maple Ply, Poplar and Maple trimmed to the size I needed.
All the molding I made on my router table and mitered all the corners.
For finish, I used Minwax English Chestnut 2 coats, to get the color I wanted and then put 3 coats of satin poly on everything.
Lined it with Cedar, but considering I have nothing to put in the chest that would need the cedar, I just thought it looked and smelled nice.
I used a piano hinge and 2 lid supports from Rockler.

The thing weighs a ton and I am sure I over built it, but the wife loves it, and that is all that matters.
I have learned alot from this site and will post my next project which is a rocking horse for my granddaughter.

Thanks for looking!

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 03:08 AM

It looks amazing. Nice work

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 03:12 AM

Very nicely done

-- Marshall -

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 03:49 AM

super looking blanket chest and a happy wife. That’s a win-win. Thanks for sharing your first post with us. I just finished a rocking horse myself (it is a Christmas gift so I can’t post it just yet). I’m looking forward to seeing you second project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 04:27 AM

that’s a real beauty ,very well done

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 06:28 AM

That looks great. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 11:39 AM

Very nice work, keep on posting ,that’s how we learn from each other, and thanks for showing

-- andrek

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 02:36 PM

And a beautiful project it is. Great job. You will appreciate the cedar later.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 03:33 PM

Great chest! You can’t beat the smell of cedar!

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 04:06 PM

Very beautiful and a great finish! Thanks for posting!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#10 posted 12-03-2014 04:18 PM

Great chest Steve. Congrats on first post. Haven’t made anything worth posting (kitchen cabs, boring) or using the customized branding iron the kids got me to sign my work. Where’s Franklin? Went to Madison during the Lombardi years.

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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#11 posted 12-03-2014 07:44 PM

Really nice looking project, thanks for sharing it with us. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects over time.

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#12 posted 12-04-2014 01:40 AM

Lovely Chest Steve! Keep on Posting them!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#13 posted 12-04-2014 04:09 AM

Very pretty good work

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 12-04-2014 04:29 PM

Great job. Thanks for posting.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#15 posted 12-07-2014 08:05 PM

Nice chest! I’ll bet it does weigh a lot. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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