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Project by POPLARFOREST posted 06-18-2009 03:19 AM 1865 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Blanket Chest is all hand made from Poplar. It is 40 in wide, 17 in deep, and 18 in high. There are 60 hand cut dovetails on this case. The finish that I haven’t put on yet is going to be 5 coats of Linseed Oil (Tried & True).





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 03:59 AM

cool chest fine job looks super

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huff

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 04:37 AM

I love those hand cut dovetails….... That’s a real talent. Hope you will post pictures again when you get the finish on it.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 04:56 AM

Nice blanket chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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tmblweed0429

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 06:01 AM

Great job on the dovetails. They look machine cut. Please be sure to repost after the finish is on.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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scrappy

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 06:40 AM

Great chest. Love the dovetails. One more thng I haven’t gotten brave enough to try yet.

Please repost after finnished.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 12:00 PM

Great looking chest. Yes a post after finish is a must, please.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Derrek LeRouax

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 06:54 PM

WOW!! I have been avoiding doing a simple blanket chest similar to this b/c I didn’t have a dovetail jig. You have now shown me that it is possible to complete wonderful dovetails without a jig!! Thanks a lot, and I too would like to see it after it is finished.

-- Derrek L.

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mart

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#8 posted 06-19-2009 04:38 PM

Great job. Beautiful work on the dovetails.

Mart

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#9 posted 06-19-2009 04:54 PM

i never seen that much work done in popular. do post after the finish. great dovetail work

-- it's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime i want

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POPLARFOREST

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#10 posted 06-22-2009 01:40 AM

Yes it was alot of work but just because I didn’t use cherry or something like that doesn’t mean I should just throw it together. The quality of the work to me is more important then the type of wood.

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#11 posted 06-30-2009 10:21 PM

great looking blanket chest.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#12 posted 10-13-2009 05:03 AM

Fine work, I bet 60 dovetails took a lot of time.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 10-13-2009 05:12 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 03-10-2010 03:10 AM

Wow! A beautiful chest!

-- What? Me worry?!

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#15 posted 08-15-2010 02:17 PM

That’s a beatiful chest. Great work on the dovetails.

-- 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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