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Mahogany Blanket Chest - My first big project

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Project by RichCMD posted 07-30-2015 09:53 PM 1188 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this mahogany blanket chest. It is the first project of this size I have attempted, and I think it came out pretty well. My wife, for whom I made it, seems pleased and not a little surprised. The chest was built during a class I took at Annapolis Woodworks. Taking the class helped me to overcome my trepidations about tackling something this large. As a novice woodworker, I started taking wood turning courses there in 2013, so I was pretty confident I would get the instruction I needed. Also, since I mostly do wood turning, I do not have some of the tools (e.g., table saw, jointer, and planner) to do this kind of project at home. I have not decided what my next furniture making project will be, and for now I plan to concentrate on improving as a wood turner.

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson





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Todd

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 09:58 PM

Beautiful! Great job on the dovetails!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 11:40 PM

Well done, congrats on such a fine chest.

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#3 posted 07-30-2015 11:53 PM

Great looking blanket chest! It’s not surprising your wife loves it—I’m sure she’ll enjoy it everyday!

-- Dean

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ncdon

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 10:05 AM

Its a beauty and will last a life time. Nice work.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 07-31-2015 11:41 AM

Beautiful chest, great work, something to be proud of.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 07-31-2015 04:31 PM

That is alot of dovetails to cut! Beautifully understated. Love it.

-- Ben in Va

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#7 posted 07-31-2015 04:43 PM

This is so nice. Congratulations and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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