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Project by GarageWoodworks posted 679 days ago 1986 views 22 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and made this blanket chest a while back for a Taunton Blanket Chest Book. Unfortunately, my blanket chest was not selected for the book. :(

Cherry with ebony inlay and ebony plugs. Cedar floor.

Dimensions

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#1 posted 679 days ago

Nice, I like the taper of the legs and the accents. Looks book worthy to me.

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#2 posted 679 days ago

Nice chest. Keep up the good work!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#3 posted 679 days ago

That’s a nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 679 days ago

Nice blanket chest. How did you do the strip inlays?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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GarageWoodworks

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#5 posted 679 days ago

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

@pintodeluxe : I used a 1/8” spiral bit. I used two shims against an edge guide that were used to get the required spacing for the inlay. I made a groove – removed a shim – groove – removed a shim – groove. Squared off the ends w/ 1/8” chisel.

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#6 posted 679 days ago

In progress picture of the strip inlay below. The board all the way to the right w/ inlay (walnut was used for practice) was a practice board (being used as a clamp board in the picture).

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#7 posted 679 days ago

It came out really nice , Brian ! Did they give you any reasons for not selecting it for the book ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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GarageWoodworks

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#8 posted 679 days ago

@Dusty – He, the author, gave me the standard ‘We had a lot of great submissions, blah, blah, blah and decided not to use yours.’ or something similar.

I’m not still bitter. :)

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#9 posted 679 days ago

Darn. Yours wasnt selected. I guess your stuck with admiring your great craftsmanship and having a piece of quality furniture to last years. J/K :)
Seriously though, GREAT project sir. The details are amazing. I love the accents on the two middle pieces. Makes my blanket chests look insignificant!
Good job sir :)

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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woodworm

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#10 posted 679 days ago

Really beautiful chest! Super excellent workmanship!
I may copy your design when I have the opportunity (resources & time) to make one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 678 days ago

That is a beautiful chest! I love the inlay work—very nice!

-Brian

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#12 posted 678 days ago

Nice work here Brian. All the little details add up to a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I like the strip inlay, as well as the technique you used to accomplish it; simple, yet precise and effective.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 678 days ago

”I’m not still bitter. :)”
I can tell by the tone in your typing , Brian : ) LOL
I’m sure someone in your family can use such a beautiful heirloom piece : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 678 days ago

Beautifull piece of furniture.One of my ’’must make’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GarageWoodworks

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#15 posted 678 days ago

Thanks everyone! If you’re interested you can find the dimensions and more info at my website (See link above).

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