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Cherry and Ash Blanket Chest

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Project by LewH posted 1760 days ago 2044 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 1760 days ago

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 1760 days ago

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

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1760 days ago

Nice looking chest!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1759 days ago

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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michaelray

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#5 posted 1759 days ago

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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Stanley Coker

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#6 posted 1759 days ago

Great looking chest. Very nice.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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lumberdustjohn

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#7 posted 1758 days ago

Nice looking chest.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1758 days ago

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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hardwoodflooring

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#9 posted 1697 days ago

Nice chest.

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

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WWilson

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#10 posted 1602 days ago

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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