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Project by BarbS posted 1682 days ago 1486 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an older project of mine, now residing with a son and daughter in law in California. It was a plan from Fine Woodworking that many people built, with a frame structured of wedged, double tenons, and panels set into grooves in the rails on all sides. The original was quite large, and I cut it down in size by about 1/3 to fit in the back seat of our car for transport to CA! That’s one way to judge the size of something. The frame is mahogany and the panels are Baltic Birch ply. I enjoyed doing this one, and should probably do more blanket chests (I have four children, so…)

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Art

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#1 posted 1682 days ago

Beautiful work, Barbs. I just came in from the garage after putting the first coat of paint on a toy box I made for my friend’s daughter for Christmas (poplar, thus the paint) and I’m looking forward to building my next one for my oldest daughter, this time a hope chest from cherry and walnut.

Best Wishes,
Art

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griff

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#2 posted 1682 days ago

Beautiful Chest barbs. Iv been wanting to make one using birch.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1682 days ago

I’m am amazed and awed. You are quite the master craftsman Barb. This is beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 1682 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

Wonderful blanket chest Barbs I like the design and details very very nice.

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woodworm

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

Very nice looking chest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Gary

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#7 posted 1682 days ago

Barb, you’re right. You should build some more. That’s lovely.

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

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SPalm

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#8 posted 1681 days ago

I now remember that chest in FWW. You did it justice. It looks like sizing it down went well too.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 1681 days ago

Hi Barb,

See, I would have ended up having to buy a larger car.

Beautiful job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#10 posted 1679 days ago

Very nice

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#11 posted 1679 days ago

Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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