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Cherry and Ash Blanket Chest

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Project by LewH posted 09-29-2009 02:37 AM 2460 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was featured in the January 2009 Fine Woodworking magazine, It features 1” thick wood throughout, so the finished chest has some heft to it. One change I made (and that I would recommend) is to add a safety latch that controls the lid movement and prevents it from dropping down on little heads or fingers.

The joinery for the case was doubled loose tenons – a new technique for me. I had to really master my plunge router with finely tuned edge guide. I am pleased with how it turned out – now for the next project!

-- Smile!





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woodworm

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 02:47 AM

Very nicely built chest – thanks for sharing.
Good luck with you next project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Gary

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 02:53 AM

Sweet; two to four smaller blanket chests are on my short list.
Good looking work.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 03:16 AM

Nice looking chest!

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 04:33 PM

Gorgeous, looks just like the one in the mag.

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

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 07:39 PM

Very nice. I love this design. This is one of those ‘future’ projects I keep in the back of my mind. One of these days when I get time.

-- http://dbcww.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 11:49 PM

Great looking chest. Very nice.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#7 posted 09-30-2009 02:32 PM

Nice looking chest.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 09-30-2009 04:03 PM

I have that issue and you did a fantastic job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 05:45 PM

Nice chest.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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#10 posted 03-05-2010 07:01 PM

Very nice work. I have been thinking of building this same project from FWW. How hard was it? What was the most difficult part? Thaks for sharing!

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