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My first blanket chest

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Project by Gatorjim posted 607 days ago 876 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started out with some oak handrails from were I work. When ever we remodel an area we put up new fancy plastic hand rails so I save some of it from the landfill. The bottom is cedar. I had a blast making this but it took a long time and several opps. Like the cedar inlay on the toprail i routed the wrong side. It was a Christmas gift for my mother in law and she loves it.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 607 days ago

That’s a great looking blanket chest.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 607 days ago

Well done, looks great

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

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woodworker59

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#3 posted 607 days ago

Nice looking chest ya got there, she should be well pleased… if ya didn’t make a few mistakes, you would never learn anything… just saying…Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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BusterB

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#4 posted 607 days ago

Nice chest…..very clean build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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grandpasworkshop

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#5 posted 607 days ago

If this is your first one I will love to see the future woodworking projects you do.This is fantastic

-- Grandpaj

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CL810

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#6 posted 607 days ago

I like it!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 606 days ago

Great looking.

Occasional design changes just happen.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Tbowen

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#8 posted 606 days ago

looks awesome!! very good work, keep it up

-- don't out smart your common sense

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RussellAP

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#9 posted 606 days ago

Great chest. I haven’t come to this type of construction yet, I’ve been using 5/4 stock and just stacking the walls for the box, but now that I have some wood shaping tools I may just make one of these. I bet it weighs a lot less too.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Don W

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#10 posted 606 days ago

Great job Jim

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cabbie

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#11 posted 606 days ago

Well done—beautiful job!
How did you decide to finish it? Varnish? Wiping oils? Or??

Jim
Altadena, CA

-- Jim, Altadena, CA

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Gatorjim

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#12 posted 606 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments.
Cabbie I used minwax natural 209 with couple coats of spray on pollyurthane.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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