Jatoba Blanket Chest

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Project by DQuigley posted 09-08-2016 02:21 AM 665 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first mortise and tenon project. I mortised all the parts with a plunge router and the jig (pictured) and made my own loose tenons. Jatoba is the most beautiful wood I’ve ever worked with. Very hard and stable with red color with streaks of yellow and grey. The insets are anigre veneer over MDF.

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#1 posted 09-08-2016 02:53 AM

Very awesome

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 11:42 PM

Very nice work. I’ve always wanted to try Jatoba. Did you slot the panels with tongue and groove?

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#3 posted 09-09-2016 03:54 PM

nice chest

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#4 posted 09-09-2016 07:39 PM

This is a very nice project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 09-09-2016 07:53 PM

nice job quigley i like the clean design the wood is beautiful,welcome to lumber jocks.

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#6 posted 09-09-2016 11:52 PM

No tongue and groove, just biscuits and glue and cleats underneath for strength. The top ended up being heavier than the base, which created some problems with the lid operation.

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#7 posted 09-11-2016 01:42 AM

this looks great – nice work and welcome to LJ’s

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