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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.





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Steelmum

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#1 posted 2308 days ago

I like how this chest looks, padauk and all. Did you forget to brush yourself off before entering the house? Or did you build it in the living room?

-- Berta in NC

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Karson

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#2 posted 2308 days ago

Ben: How is the color holding up after a few years.

Great looking chest.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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trifern

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#3 posted 2308 days ago

Beautiful wood and chest.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2308 days ago

Great looking chest.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 2308 days ago

I agree with the messy wood part but the result is one fine conversation piece…nice work Blkcherry

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darryl

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#6 posted 2308 days ago

it’s a great looking finish you’ve got on there.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2308 days ago

Ben,

This is a beautiful chest. It is well designed and you put a nice finish on it.

I see from your picture that you had some help during the construction as well. :)

Nice post. With a piece that looks this good I am not sure the end justifies the means. But I can empathize with you about the dust. I get yelled at all the time for “tracking dust into house”.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Napaman

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#8 posted 2308 days ago

amzing color…and shine…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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GaryK

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#9 posted 2308 days ago

Great job. I’m also interested in how the color in holding up.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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grovemadman

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#10 posted 2308 days ago

Excellent job on the finish!

-- --Chuck

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jjohn

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#11 posted 2307 days ago

very beautiful. Love the finish.

-- JJohn

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