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Blanket chest in English elm

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 01-03-2009 09:02 PM 3705 views 11 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this five or six years ago and it originally stood at the foot of our bed until we became sick of lacerated legs in the middle of the night. I’d had the piece of burr elm for some years waiting for the right job to come along and I added a piece along the back edge to improve the lid proportions. Originally, the colour match was much closer, but that strip has faded more than the rest of the lid, so the join looks a bit too obvious now. Shame!

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 01-03-2009 09:13 PM

Hey, Yorkie, I like it!! It really is an extraordinary piece of burl. I really like those hinges, and the joints and the color.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 01-03-2009 09:22 PM

The entire piece is awesome…soooo many details to enjoy..I could check this out for hours : ) First time for me to see such wonderful dovetails ! Happy New Year to you and yours : )

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

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rikkor

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#3 posted 01-03-2009 09:37 PM

That is beautiful Stewart. Just beautiful.

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 01-03-2009 09:55 PM

Really nice, love the hinges.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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isetegija

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#5 posted 01-03-2009 10:04 PM

That is absolutely awesome blanket chest.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#6 posted 01-03-2009 10:17 PM

love it! uh huh, uh huh…
ouch re: legs in middle of night.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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pommy

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#7 posted 01-03-2009 10:53 PM

Hi stuart i love the chest how old is the elm

hope you and your family had a great christmas and new year

andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 01-03-2009 11:38 PM

I love that wood on top! The joints are great as well, Stewart.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Tomcat1066

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#9 posted 01-03-2009 11:52 PM

Very nice. I love those joints. I’m looking at a toy box for my son in the near future, and those joints alone add a lot of character!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Wally_nd

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#10 posted 01-04-2009 12:00 AM

Nice… love the hinges…

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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#11 posted 01-04-2009 12:16 AM

Very nice chest.

I think I will make use of your hinge idea for a toy chest I am getting ready to build. However I may redesign it so the lid side of the hinge becomes part of the lid itself so the top is flat; and possibly add at least one more joint for extra strength. The toy chest is for a boy and they are a bit rougher with those things.

-- Les B, Oregon

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MrWoody

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#12 posted 01-04-2009 12:19 AM

Stewart as always, exquisite!

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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CedarFreakCarl

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#13 posted 01-04-2009 01:19 AM

That’s just a great piece Stewart! Live edges, hinges, joints and all.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 01-04-2009 01:53 AM

Love it! Love everything. So many take for granted areas and detail them. SUPER! I like the exposed dovetails, I haven’t seen them before, very cool. The hinges are beautiful, I can hear MsDebbies concerns, however the look you get is just fantastic. Beautiful chest!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Karson

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#15 posted 01-04-2009 02:05 AM

Stewart: A fantastic looking blanket chest. You sure have some great looking wood out your way. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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