|Project by msurvilo||posted 12-17-2015 05:31 PM||732 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a blanket chest I made copied from the Norm Abrams design. I made it because I was extremely excited to get rid of a huge amount of pine I had collected and was very excited about my new pair tongue and grove router bits I had recently bought.
The whole thing is tongue and grove including the corners and the inset strips on the lid. During the long piecewise glueup of the lid it was VERY hard to keep it all flat and level, luckily the tongue and groove made it a little easier. I made a possible mistake and glued my breadboard ends onto my endgrain pine boards. I guess as long as I don’t move from CA to a more dry place all should be well for some time.
I was originally planning on making the entire chest from pine but ran out and decided it might be a good time to use up some of my purple heart. (Any other purple heart uses are welcome in the comments-other than cutting boards ;) )
I used liquid nails and a small pinner to glue/nail down the cedar onto the piece of plywood. The plywood was subsequently attached to the sides with small screw in cleats.
I finished the box with one coat of dewaxed blonde shellac, followed up by enough coats of rub on poly to make it smooth. (probably 4 or so) Lets just say I don’t often work in dust free environments…
Thanks for looking!
-- Matt, California.