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Project by rwyoung posted 1895 days ago 1527 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first time I’ve tried making a piece of furniture from all solid wood. Got the basic design from www.tchisel.com and the #3 on-line project. Fantastic and learned lots of new techniques. Much practice with the power tools and even more with the hand tools to tune up joints and do the panel carving. Thank you very much Tommy for all the videos you made for this project.

This version is slightly smaller than what the on-line project plans call for. Likewise, the panel carving pattern is not that of the on-line project. I decided I’d rather have a monogram and then thought for a long time about what to do for the rest of the panel space. Finally decided to keep it simple and ended up with the two trees and acorns. The acorn is sometimes used a a symbol of growth and family in heraldric designs so it seemed appropriate here.

Quarter sawn white oak with a pine and cedar floor inside the chest. Now it will be heading off to Boston to be the baby gift for my sister and her husband’s first child Alex.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.





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BigBard

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#1 posted 1895 days ago

Outstanding job! I watch a lot of T-chisel’s video’s

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1895 days ago

Very nice work looks great . I like Tommy He’s quite a guy. after all” who’s better than Him”

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WoodSpanker

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#3 posted 1895 days ago

That is quite a chest, looks wonderful! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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Christopher

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#4 posted 1895 days ago

Outstanding piece!

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TraumaJacques

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#5 posted 1895 days ago

T is going to be proud! nice chest.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1895 days ago

Great details!

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

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Mark Davisson

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#7 posted 1895 days ago

Great work! What finish did you use?

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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FlWoodRat

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#8 posted 1895 days ago

RW. Ive been following your progress at TC’s forum. Man you have done an outstanding job on that blanket chest. Can’t wait to see your NEXT project.
Rat

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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flcopper169

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#9 posted 1895 days ago

Great project… and great cause…

Rob

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 1895 days ago

Nice Blanket Chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 1895 days ago

Nice looking chest. The carvings really dress it up. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Loucarb

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#12 posted 1895 days ago

Nicely done.

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hasbeen99

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#13 posted 1895 days ago

The panel work is truly amazing. Congrats on a fantastic family heirloom!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 1895 days ago

I’m impressed with this piece. Great selection of material and methods. The panels are nicely balanced and executed.

Thanks for link … I check it out

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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stanley2

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#15 posted 1895 days ago

Very nicely executed – love the panels.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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