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Project by gbear posted 2722 days ago 2430 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a blanket chest I made for a friend last year. The design comes from David J. Marks.
It is made of walnut and purpleheart.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2722 days ago

gosh this is pretty.
so warm…..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Larry

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#2 posted 2722 days ago

That is just beautiful. The balance in the wood is done very well. Your friend is very lucky to have that built for him/her. I even like it better than the one that Mr. Marks shows.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 2722 days ago

I love it! I really like the accents of the pins locking the dovetails. Also welcome to the group. It looks like you just recently joined. It’s good to see a project so soon.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 2722 days ago

Nice lookin wood. Good work.

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David

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#5 posted 2722 days ago

Your friend is very fortunate! Beautiful work. I like the joinery. Are those dowel pins or did you use Miller dowels? Just curious . . .

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Don

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#6 posted 2722 days ago

Just beautiful, gb. Now here’s my question. Are those dovetails as Todd suggests, or are the joints box joints. To my eyes, I can’t discern whether they are wedge shaped as in dovetail, or right angles as in box joints.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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oscorner

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#7 posted 2722 days ago

I agree, that is a beautiful blanket chest. Wonderful finish and wood patterns. I really like how the dowels accent the joinery.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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gbear

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#8 posted 2721 days ago

Thanks to all of you for the nice comments. I’m flattered that you all would like my work as I have reviewed yours and it is tremendous. The dowels are miller dowels which I use a lot not only for added strength but for the way they add to the design. The joints are box joints not dovetails as David Marks used.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Karson

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#9 posted 2721 days ago

Very nice Walnut selection for the top. It makes the piece standout.

-- 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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Wooder

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#10 posted 2701 days ago

That is a beautiful chest, indeed! That top is stunning!!! Love the grain. What a lucky friend.

-- Jimmy

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2700 days ago

A beautiful chest, I like the grain figure in the Walnut.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 2529 days ago

What a honey! That crotch figured walnut is exceptional. I’m going to have to rethink my Miller dowels…
Thanks for sharing this. BTW what finish did you use here?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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mot

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#13 posted 2529 days ago

This thing is awesome! What a beautiful chest!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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gbear

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#14 posted 2526 days ago

The finish is multiple coats of Waterlox, sanded between coats.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Karson

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#15 posted 2526 days ago

I hadn’t noticed the miller dowels that is also a nice touch.

-- 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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