|Project by FlWoodRat||posted 06-08-2009 10:37 PM||2563 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Well Fellow LJ’s, if you have followed my blogs you know its been several months that I’ve been working on this project. I finally finshed my rendition of LJ T-Chisel’s (Tom MacDonalds) Blanket Chest, Project #3. Wifey will be delivering it to our Grand Daughter next week when she goes to visit.
For those of you who are familiar with Tommy’s design, you can see mine looks a lot different. Daughter in Law wanted raised panels vs the carved fronts and she also asked for a dark reddish expresso finish instead of the waxed oak. I talked to Tommy about my changes (thinking he may not want me to change his design) and he encouraged me to go for it. Just following the project plans and the accompanying videos on Tommy’s site helped a lot. And, in case you didn’t know Tom MacDonald moved the project content and forum content from his old “TChisel.com” to his new WWW.MLWWoodworking.com (Major League Woodworking).
By the way, our Daughter, who is expecting her first child and our second grand daugher in October has placed her order for one too. Her’s will be built out of hard maple. I can’t wait to get started.
Ya’ll have a good day.
-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....