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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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#1 posted 03-11-2007 04:33 AM
gosh this is pretty. so warm…..
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#2 posted 03-11-2007 04:47 AM
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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#3 posted 03-11-2007 05:32 AM
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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#4 posted 03-11-2007 07:28 AM
Nice lookin wood. Good work.
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#5 posted 03-11-2007 09:42 AM
Your friend is very fortunate! Beautiful work. I like the joinery. Are those dowel pins or did you use Miller dowels? Just curious . . .
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#6 posted 03-11-2007 11:41 AM
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://www.dpb-photos.com/
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#7 posted 03-11-2007 02:16 PM
I agree, that is a beautiful blanket chest. Wonderful finish and wood patterns. I really like how the dowels accent the joinery.
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#8 posted 03-11-2007 09:22 PM
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.
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#9 posted 03-12-2007 12:44 AM
Very nice Walnut selection for the top. It makes the piece standout.
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#10 posted 04-01-2007 10:12 AM
That is a beautiful chest, indeed! That top is stunning!!! Love the grain. What a lucky friend.
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#11 posted 04-02-2007 05:42 AM
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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#12 posted 09-20-2007 06:05 AM
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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#13 posted 09-20-2007 09:02 AM
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)
#14 posted 09-22-2007 07:07 PM
The finish is multiple coats of Waterlox, sanded between coats.
#15 posted 09-22-2007 08:15 PM
I hadn’t noticed the miller dowels that is also a nice touch.
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