Lyptus and maple blanket chest

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Project by Dave posted 08-11-2010 12:15 AM 3037 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This blanket chest was a gift for a friend’s wedding.

Construction is frame and panel with haunched tenons. All glue joints – no fastners.

Materials – Lyptus frames and Maple ply for panels. Inlay and splines are cocobolo.

Finish – seal coat shellac over cocobolo. 3 coats General Finishes Seal a Cell on box, 5 coats on top.

-- - Dave

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 12:24 AM

Beautiful work, welcome.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 12:40 AM

Really nice work

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 01:18 AM

That’s a beautiful chest. Great job.

-- Paul

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#4 posted 08-11-2010 01:20 AM

Wow that is fantastic! Very Beautiful.
Nice Work! Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 08-11-2010 01:21 AM

very nice my friend

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 01:38 AM

Beautiful wood and what a great job.

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#7 posted 08-11-2010 01:59 AM

Yikes. That is beautiful. Love the details and design.

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#8 posted 08-11-2010 02:07 AM

Very very nice. I have a bit of Lyptus wood myself and I plan to use it with maple for a hall table. I really like the cocobolo inlay with it. Very nice compliment. Is it veneer in the top?


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#9 posted 08-11-2010 02:45 AM

That’s a fine looking chest, and the detail work is fantastic. I love seeing that level of attention to detail on these projects. Good work!

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#10 posted 08-11-2010 03:47 AM

Ryan – the top and panels are 1/2” maple ply. Oddly enough that is the “bad side” showing. I thought the grain worked well with the lyptus.

Deke – I considered that issue with the hinge. The couple do not have children elsoe I would have gone with a spring loaded hinge.

Thx for all the comments! This was my first real project.

-- - Dave

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#11 posted 08-11-2010 04:31 AM

Great design and construction. Fantastic details!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 08-11-2010 04:50 AM

Nice job.. I really like the inlay.. very well done..

Welcome to LJ.. you have set the bar on the future work we will expect to see from your shop…. LOL


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#13 posted 08-11-2010 10:33 AM

That’s a beautiful chest, really like the extra wide miter keys you have made! love the color. The joints are spot on. This is one to be proud of, nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 08-11-2010 05:32 PM

I like it. I’m sure it will be prized in thier new home.

-- Daniel -

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#15 posted 08-11-2010 05:47 PM

What a great job! Super chest.

-- Cheers!

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