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Project by dbwood12 posted 1775 days ago 1661 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m new to Lumberjocks. I’ve been viewing other projects for awhile, and now I have something finished to contribute as well.

This blanket chest is my first attempt at crafting a finished piece that is larger than a step-stool or shelf. The ogee feet were cut on a table saw – a technique that I learned during the process from my friend (craftsman extraordinaire) Bob A. The project took longer than it should have because the original lid warped to such a degree that it could not be salvaged. I was not able to determine what caused it to warp, but I think that the subsequent lid came out fine as well. Currently, I have lined the bottom with cedar, and I’m still debating whether or not I should do the walls.

The dimensions of the chest (Depth : 18”, Height : 19”, Length : 36”)

Dale 16 Oct 09





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huff

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#1 posted 1775 days ago

Dale, Really nice job on the chest. Nice detail with the ogee feet and the jointery. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1775 days ago

Nice looking chest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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sharad

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#3 posted 1775 days ago

You are certainly an accomplished wood worker. I would love to see more of your work. Welcome to LJ.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 1775 days ago

Nice blanket chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice Dale looks super

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1775 days ago

Great job on the chest.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Karson

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#7 posted 1775 days ago

A beautiful looking chest. I’d go with the sides also. I think it’s more impressive that way. Once the bottom is covered you will never see it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Loucarb

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#8 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice looking chest & fantastic craftsmanship. Well done and welcome to Lj’s.

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jim1953

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#9 posted 1775 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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woodchips

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#10 posted 1775 days ago

def cover the sides too! makes for an impervious chest (concerning bugs that it)

~isaac

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 1775 days ago

I’m with Karson do the sides too. It will smell and look nicer, a gorgeous piece of furniture, you should be very proud.

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

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Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 1775 days ago

Dale,

Instant family heirloom here. You did a truly wonderful job on this beauty. The grain match, construction tecniques and finish all look perfect. Outstanding and impressive piece of craftsmanship.

-- Bob A in NJ

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lumberdustjohn

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#13 posted 1775 days ago

Beautiful.
A chest that will last for a long long time.
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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dbhost

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#14 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice… LOML saw my copy of Wood that came in last week, and informed me that was one of my projects on the list of must do projects…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#15 posted 1775 days ago

Great job on the chest.

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

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