FWW Blanket Chest

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Project by Quikenuff posted 09-13-2016 07:49 PM 1203 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest completed project. I followed the plans from FWW #203 by Peter Turner. I added a few personal touches but mostly stayed true to the original in design.

It’s made from air dried cherry, maple, and aromatic cedar. The panels are maple with a 1/4” thick cedar lamination on the inside. A Festool Domino made quick work of the loose tenon joinery. I used Rockler’s “Lid Stays” 60 in lbs each which function very well. Hand cut dovetails on the inner box. ( I still need a lot more practice)

The finish is a few coats of danish oil and a couple of coats wax on top. It was an enjoyable project and challenged me as I had never incorporated so many angles in a single project. Each side is angled 3* inward.

Thanks for looking,

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 09:43 PM

Very nice looking. Definitely a piece that will get handed down through the years.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 09:52 PM

That’s a great looking blanket chest! I really like the curves you added to the design—very striking! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment from it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 09-14-2016 04:32 PM

Wow awesome!

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#4 posted 09-14-2016 04:36 PM

Nice job! The dovetails look good to me.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#5 posted 09-14-2016 05:11 PM

Nice looking project.

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#6 posted 09-14-2016 07:13 PM

Nice job! Are the panels wrapped with a darker wood, or is that a shadow line? I can’t tell on this monitor.

-- Phil

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#7 posted 09-14-2016 08:05 PM

Thanks all for the positive comments. I really tried to push my skills on this one and be as precise as I could, hoping the effort would pay off. I think it did.

Nice job! Are the panels wrapped with a darker wood, or is that a shadow line? I can t tell on this monitor.

- Phil

Shadow line Phil, about an 1/8”.


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#8 posted 09-15-2016 01:10 AM

wonderful work

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 09-16-2016 02:08 PM

very nice

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#10 posted 09-26-2016 08:43 PM

looks really good

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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