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Project by tonycr28 posted 1427 days ago 1668 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a blanket chest I made for the wife. As a begining woodworker, I learned the value of a jointer on this project and have since acquired one. It took a lot to work out the joints on the glued panels. I also learned that without a jointer it is very hard to deal with bows and cups in your boards. This was also my first experiment with building the finish up. I read many of the blogs on this site to learn of the different combinations possible. I used three coats of varnish and then brushed on three coasts of high gloss polyurethane on the outside. I only went two on the inside. It is made from white pine and stained with dark cherry chocalate stain mix from Sherwin Williams. My father-in-law is a house contracter and had some left over. Still learning though. I think that never ends.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee





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Dale

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#1 posted 1427 days ago

Very nice blancket chest,Tony, bet your wife like it.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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dustyal

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#2 posted 1427 days ago

big project to learn on… great start. I have a planer, but not the jointer… and I would like one for the same reasons. As substitute, for edges and glue joints I use router with straightedge guide and bearing bit but that won’t do much for cup and warp on face.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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GabrielX

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#3 posted 1427 days ago

I have been meaning to get around to that… Would love to make one of those for the wifey! Nice Lid on that box. Love that shine!

-- GX

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Richard

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#4 posted 1427 days ago

I am not sure how you did the decorative molding around the bottom, but I like it. Is it one piece or two? I been trying to come up with something different on my boxes and chests, and I like the way yours turned out.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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Randy Sharp

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#5 posted 1427 days ago

Tony, thanks for sharing. I like the success you achieved with the stain. I’m inspired with the quality of your workmanship with pine.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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dufus7441

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#6 posted 1427 days ago

nice job on the chest, looks great.

-- Paul

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jim1953

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#7 posted 1427 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 1427 days ago

Sweet design and finish…well done.

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tonycr28

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#9 posted 1427 days ago

The decorative molding was two piece. The car polish wax helped with the shine on the lid. I think if I do another one I am going to try and either carve some designs around the bottom trim, or cut some beads with a router or cut some rosettes with the drill press.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee

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SplashMaster

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#10 posted 1426 days ago

Nice I really like these chests and have made a few my self. Really like the feet.

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