|Project by Condor1||posted 09-09-2011 10:26 PM||1521 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
Awhile back I made and posted a blanket chest that I made for our oldest daughter. She is a quilt maker and needed something to store them in. That is the first part of the story. When it arrived at her home in the Dallas, area, her 12 year old daughter fell in love with it and asked her mother when she could have it. Her mother answered, the day that I die! That’s too long said the daughter. I think you know where this is going.
The Granddaughter came to our house for a visit just before school started and said. GRANDPA! Can you make me a Jewelry Box, that looks like mother’s Blanket Chest? I want it about this big, holding out her hands to show the length. I scaled the plans of Tommy McDonalds, blanket chest to .66 CM = 1” and went from there. The joinery is exactly the same as the full size blanket chest with mortise and tenon joints and floating panels. The lid was a glue-up of 5 planks with breadboard ends, like the original. Tommy, didn’t use breadboard ends but I like them on Arts and Crafts stile pieces. It was made from the off-cuts of the same Walnut, left over from the full size blanket chest. So like mother and daughter, the Blanket Chest and Jewelry Box are related. She dosen’t know that I made the jewelry box yet and I am keeping it for a surprise on our next visit. I may have opened Pandora’s Box. I have two other granddaughters.
Thanks for looking!
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