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Project by MC posted 12-23-2011 12:13 AM 1951 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 12-23-2011 01:06 AM

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

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 01:14 AM

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 12-23-2011 04:07 AM

nice job.

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 04:23 AM

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2011 02:57 AM

very very nice, tight and clean!

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 03:03 AM

Great Lookin Chest

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#7 posted 12-24-2011 04:03 AM

Very nice!

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 12:43 AM

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

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