|Project by Steve Erwin||posted 10-13-2012 03:14 PM||6140 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
Grandma wanted a blanket chest. Grandma was 85 years old. Grandma gets a blanket chest.
This was the first time I tried to follow someone else’s plan. It’s in The New Yankee Workshop book. I don’t know if it’s because up to this point I had been creating all my projects in SketchUp beforehand or what, but I found following someone else’s instructions incredibly confusing and frustrating.
I ended up making 2 lids for this chest, as my first attempt at breadboard ends was an abysmal failure. I think the crack across the lid was 1/4” at it’s widest point. :) My second lid was done the correct way with unglued / pinned tenons in elongated mortises.
Sadly, Grandma is no longer with us, but I’m glad I didn’t waste any time getting this blanket chest to her when she asked for it. Mom inherited it and keeps it in her living room now, full of the blankets Grandma knitted for us.
-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born.