Wood Magazine Blanket Chest in Cherry

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Project by jbswearingen posted 769 days ago 1344 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first real ww’ing project (not counting the lathe) in a decade. It’s close enough to being done to post up—just gotta soften the edges, attach the handles, and line the bottom with cedar.

It’s a (late) b-day gift for the missus. I started it in February; her b-day was a month ago…Family, work, school, you know how it is.

Took a full sheet of 3/4 cherry ply and about 40bf of cherry. That’s with mistakes and recuts. I love it, I think she likes it. You can see it is a bit different from the magazine’s picture; I left out the onlays to make it a bit simpler and to save some time. Even then, it was late in getting done.

The plans were very well written and easy to follow. I’ll edit this later to put the issue in. I recommend building it if you’re looking for a good set of plans. They aren’t floating panels; just a box with a face frame glued on.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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#1 posted 769 days ago

Very nice!! I am sure the wife is very happy. Great job and thanks for sharing. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 769 days ago

It’s a nice piece. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 767 days ago

Brad, I was following this on the SVR forum, glad to see it finally made it to completion. I probably would’ve taken twice as long to complete it. Nice work. What was the finish?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 767 days ago

Thanks! Would have been done faster if I could just get the time.

I did, though, just notice a HUUUUGE mistake…look at the lid. I’m gonna have to make a new one.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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