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I made this Blanket chest out of walnut as a wedding gift for a close family friend. This was also my first attempt at dovetails.
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#1 posted 10-13-2012 12:32 AM
Another great blanket chest,great job.
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#2 posted 10-13-2012 01:20 AM
Well your at least one attempt farther than me with dovetails. Nice job.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#3 posted 10-13-2012 08:47 AM
Brilliant! Great work.
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#4 posted 10-13-2012 12:05 PM
Great Blanket Chest!!!! I am currently making one and I have a question about the top. I am guessing the top is ok without a breadboard edge? Do you find that over time the lids without breadboard edges cup or bow a bit? And…...is that piano hinge mortised or flush mounted?
-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"
#5 posted 10-13-2012 12:20 PM
Thanks to everyone for the compliments.
JohnThis chest does have breadboard ends on the top, and seems to be holding up well. I have made other chests without breadboard ends, and just put stays on the underside.And….. I did mortise the piano hinge.
#6 posted 10-13-2012 12:25 PM
Thanks for the info!
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#7 posted 10-14-2012 08:47 PM
beutiful,as is your other postings
-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.
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#8 posted 11-11-2012 03:54 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Can you share your finishing techniques for the walnut? I have a walnut project in my near future.
#9 posted 11-13-2012 10:28 PM
TyI usually sand to 320 followed by a couple coats of danish oil, giving each coat at least 2 days to dry. I follow that with about 5 to 6 coats of an oil based wipe-on poly.
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