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Project by CL810 posted 12-14-2012 12:16 AM 2696 views 16 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This blanket chest was started as a class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking taught by Chris Gochnour. A combination of hand work and power tools. I’m happy with the result – the wife says it can come in from the garage!

The 66 dovetails in this chest were all by hand. I used wipe on poly for the finish.

Chris is a great teacher. If you ever have an opportunity to take one of his classes I would highly recommend that you do.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 12:28 AM

Congrats on a great build.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 12:40 AM

Beautiful blanket chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 01:01 AM

Beautiful chest, well done. Hope you got an A in the course, you’ve earneed it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Sawdust

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 02:00 AM

Very nice chest. That walnut has some strong figure in it. Good selection and arrangement.

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Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 02:32 AM

Gorgeous project. Excellent dovetails. Instant family heirloom. You might want to consider brass handles like these. What’s the next project?

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/9824

-- Bob A in NJ

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christopherw

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 02:51 AM

Beautiful! I really want to build one of these. I just hope I can do half as good as you.

-- CSW

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CL810

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 04:23 AM

Thanks everyone. Bob those handles look real nice on your chest – something for me to think about.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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dnick

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#8 posted 12-14-2012 04:34 AM

Really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Matt Nudi

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 05:29 AM

Looks great and pristine dovetails. This will get many, many years of years passed down through the generations.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 12-14-2012 05:40 AM

Looks super from here.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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walden

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#11 posted 12-14-2012 01:34 PM

You did a fantastic job on this. That walnut is perfect.

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA

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489tad

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#12 posted 12-14-2012 03:28 PM

Very very nice. I’m always impress with hand tool work. The wood and finish look great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Brad_Nailor

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#13 posted 12-14-2012 05:16 PM

Great work. I love Walnut, and that is a beautiful well executed piece. I am becoming a big fan of wipe on poly..I have used it for several projects and its easy to apply and yields a great, durable finish.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 12-14-2012 05:51 PM

Nice job wilson LOL ,,,,,What a great looking chest.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lenny

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#15 posted 12-14-2012 09:46 PM

As others have commented, that is some beautiful walnut. Congratulations on a fine build. You demonstrate wonderful craftsmanship.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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