3 Blanket chests

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Project by Don W posted 926 days ago 2571 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of three blanket chest I made for my daughter and a couple of her friends. Here is the blog if you are interested in the process and a quick cut list.

The frames are poplar. The panels and trim are Red oak. (panels are 1/4” ply) All of the lumber was self cut and has been air drying for a few years.

Thanks for looking.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 926 days ago

Another success Don. Have you given them away yet? If so, how did they like them? Well done sir.

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#2 posted 926 days ago

Excellent work, don. I’m sure that they will enjoy them.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Don W

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#3 posted 926 days ago

Shane, they are still in the shop. They will go when the baby showers are held. My daughter has seen the two that are gifts, but not hers yet, she still don’t know she’s getting it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 926 days ago

Your the blanket chest expert good job.

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#5 posted 926 days ago

Very nice, Don.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#6 posted 926 days ago

These are very nice. Great job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 926 days ago

like em alot

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 926 days ago

Don is that a live edge I see on the back of two of them. nice touch.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#9 posted 926 days ago

Those are some nice chests. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#10 posted 926 days ago

They are really nice Don.
The girls must be full of smiles.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 926 days ago

Fantastic job Don. I really like these and I can’t believe you turned them out so fast. You have skills buddy.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 926 days ago

Those are really nice! What do you do if you have 4 blankets and only 3 blanket chests?

Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#13 posted 926 days ago

Denis, that is a live edge.

Stumpy, I tie 2 together so they look like 1.

Andy, I have a bunch of skills. By skills you mean the capacity to do things that costs me lots of money. Right?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#14 posted 924 days ago

Great chests Don. I like the use of dovetails on the rails. Your daughter and her friends are going to love them.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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