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Project by TheBronzeoakleaf posted 01-06-2016 01:05 AM 6873 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blanket Chest, white oak throughout. Frame-and-panel bottom, rabbeted into the sides and screwed. Breadboard ends on the lid. Very happy with how this turned out. Oil-based poly (always). I sometimes mix 1/3 mineral spirits with 2/3 poly and rag on, but I don’t think I did that this time. Too lazy to run out to the shop and check my notes. Also, I hear that thinning satin poly negates the flattening agent that makes it satin, and in my experience, this seems true. This was a graduation gift for my niece, and I banged it out in less than a month. That’s good shootin’, Tex.

-- Sam, http://www.bronzeoakleaf.wordpress.com





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 01-06-2016 01:11 AM

I’ll bet you made a young lady very happy. That’s a beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

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Gary

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 01:24 AM

That’s beautiful; great workmanship.

-- Gary, Florida

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glen

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 03:43 AM

Well done – a nice classic piece!

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 01-06-2016 01:58 PM

Beautiful project, details are great, should be a winner as a gift.

-- "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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david38

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#5 posted 01-06-2016 03:04 PM

beautiful piece

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HappyHowie

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#6 posted 01-06-2016 06:06 PM

Nice work. Frame and panel bottom, great idea..

-- --- Happy Howie

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Valete

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#7 posted 01-06-2016 07:39 PM

Fantastic piece. This wood is gorgeous.

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pintodeluxe

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#8 posted 01-06-2016 09:24 PM

Extra-sharp dovetails on this one. Well done indeed.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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SteveGaskins

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#9 posted 01-06-2016 09:36 PM

Great looking chest. Love the dovetails.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Matt

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#10 posted 01-06-2016 11:33 PM

Awesome! I checked this out on your blog after you commented on my blanket chest post and was hoping you’d post it up. The dovetails look very tight, and I like the breadboard ends on the lid—I bet it will stay pretty flat.

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TheBronzeoakleaf

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#11 posted 01-07-2016 03:01 AM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it. One of my favorite builds.

-- Sam, http://www.bronzeoakleaf.wordpress.com

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