Blanket Chest in Maple

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Project by bandit571 posted 10-16-2017 06:06 PM 752 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple Blanket Chest, with a sliding tray, made from Maple. Birdseye, Curly, and Spalted Maple. Top has a few Oak boards, as I was using up the lumber on hand….there is a hint of lighter sap wood on the back edge. Bread board ends are with a sliding dovetail joint. Tray features hand cut dovetails. Raised panels were made with a handplane.

Lid “Keeper/brace” is also Maple. It will fold down after it is released from the “D” shaped keeper….and also keeps the chain inside the chest. Hinges were “adapted” to fit. Three coats of Amber Shellac for a finish. Not too bad of a project?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 10-16-2017 08:41 PM

Great job, Bandit! How big is it? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 10-17-2017 02:01 AM

Really nice work. Classy looking piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-17-2017 02:44 AM

Very well done it looks great.

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#4 posted 10-17-2017 05:42 PM

You did a very nice job on this blanket chest.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 10-17-2017 08:25 PM

Nice looking blanket chest, Bandit! Congratulations on the DT3!

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

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#6 posted 10-18-2017 03:41 AM

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#7 posted 10-18-2017 12:11 PM

Very nice, Bandit. I enjoyed the blog on this chest. Is this a keeper or a gift?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#8 posted 10-18-2017 12:24 PM

Not sure, just yet..may keep it around, and see if a Christmas present would do….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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