|Project by Ben||posted 05-03-2008 03:09 PM||1715 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a blanket chest I built a few years ago. The chest is made of padauk. I lined it with some cedar closet lining. I had a few new tools for this project – including a thickness planer I used to help resaw the panels and a Veritas #6 foreplane I used to flatten the top. Unfortunately, the grain in padauk is loud enough that many of details I put in the panels are too subtle to notice.
Although I really like how the padauk came out, my wife won’t let me use it anymore. It’s hard to keep the bright red dust from getting everywhere – including all over the house.