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#1 posted 05-18-2011 06:59 AM

One incredible blanket chest wasn’t enough, was it!? You had to go and make THREE incredible blanket chests. Ok, ok, I see how you wanna be.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 12:09 PM

Very nice work, how did you carve the letters on the lid?

-- Vince

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 01:23 PM

Real nice work.
I would have a hard time making just one.
The carving is a fine addition, and I am sure that AJJ was happy to get it.

-- Chuck

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 07:07 PM

LOL, i guess the old adage, if your gonna build one you might as well build two(or three in this case). The Cherry one is intended for my nephew if his parent have room in their already cramped apartment. The Initials were routed out with a 1/8” core box bit. I made some templates to guide the router. I can’t recall what font i ended up going with.

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 07:36 PM

Very nice! I to believe in building a few while the shop is set up for it. Did you make the feet or purchase them?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 05-18-2011 08:02 PM

I made the feet. Probably the most enjoyable part of the build. All the hand tooling gave me some time to just relax & get more intimate with the wood. Apart from the cove cut everything was done with hand planes & scrapers.

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#7 posted 05-19-2011 03:40 AM

I know the point of the “Rough Cut” show is to showcase some traditional reproductions, but I know I am probably not alone in saying that I prefer your Cherry/BEM chest to the carved panel one on the show/FWW cover. It would look good in any room regardless of the decor. You’ve got skills.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 06:12 PM

How did you do the “flutes” in the face frames ?

-- "thats all I have to say about that..."

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#9 posted 06-01-2011 02:26 AM

I did the beading with this bit: in the router table. Whiteside made this profile to aid in reproducing the blanket chest in FWW #217. Otherwise you’d likely have to make your own moulding plane & cutter to get that specific profile.

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#10 posted 08-28-2011 07:11 AM

very impressive yokel all three chest are just stunningly beautiful great job!!!

-- Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do Without

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