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Tracy's Blanket Chest

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Project by RustedRain posted 10-12-2012 11:38 PM 1136 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- RR





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a1Jim

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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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 08:47 AM

Brilliant! Great work.

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John's Woodshop

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 12:05 PM

Hi,

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?

Thanks!
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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RustedRain

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 12:20 PM

Thanks to everyone for the compliments.

John
This 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.

-- RR

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John's Woodshop

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#6 posted 10-13-2012 12:25 PM

Thanks for the info!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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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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Ty

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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.

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RustedRain

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#9 posted 11-13-2012 10:28 PM

Ty
I 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.

-- RR

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