Blanket Chest

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Project by MC posted 847 days ago 1586 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second woodworking project and my first attempt at mortise and tenon joints. They make it look so easy on TV. The chest has 20 mortise and tenon joints. To complete these I cut 22 mortises and 40 tenons. Persistence paid off and I am pleased with the results.

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#1 posted 847 days ago

Pretty. Reminds me of a nice blanket chest that Norm Abrams did on a show. Same design?

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#2 posted 847 days ago

Yes, my first two woodworking projects came from Norms plans. The only change I made to his blanket chest plans was the type if hinge used. Instead of a piano hinge I used torsion hinges from Rockler as this chest will be used as a toy chest.

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#3 posted 847 days ago

nice job.

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#4 posted 847 days ago

Hi Welcome to LJs
This is a amazing 2nd project ,Great job.

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#5 posted 846 days ago

very very nice, tight and clean!

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#6 posted 846 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

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#7 posted 846 days ago

Very nice!

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#8 posted 837 days ago

wow what a nice chest. great woodworking future ahead of you!

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