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Project by dbwood12 posted 10-18-2009 07:54 PM 1729 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 10-18-2009 08:01 PM

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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#2 posted 10-18-2009 08:58 PM

Nice looking chest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 08:59 PM

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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#4 posted 10-18-2009 09:17 PM

Nice blanket chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 09:37 PM

Very nice Dale looks super

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 12:27 AM

Great job on the chest.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 10-19-2009 04:10 AM

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 10-19-2009 04:24 AM

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

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#9 posted 10-19-2009 04:29 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 09:47 AM

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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#11 posted 10-19-2009 12:43 PM

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 10-19-2009 01:05 PM

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 10-19-2009 01:36 PM

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

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#14 posted 10-19-2009 03:55 PM

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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#15 posted 10-19-2009 04:20 PM

Great job on the chest.

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

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