My first blanket chest

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Project by Gatorjim posted 12-28-2012 11:57 PM 1307 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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#1 posted 12-29-2012 12:04 AM

That’s a great looking blanket chest.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 01:12 AM

Well done, looks great

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

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 01:27 AM

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


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#4 posted 12-29-2012 01:45 AM

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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#5 posted 12-29-2012 02:07 AM

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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#6 posted 12-29-2012 03:27 AM

I like it!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#7 posted 12-29-2012 10:48 AM

Great looking.

Occasional design changes just happen.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-29-2012 05:03 PM

looks awesome!! very good work, keep it up

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#9 posted 12-29-2012 08:50 PM

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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#10 posted 12-29-2012 08:54 PM

Great job Jim

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#11 posted 12-29-2012 08:55 PM

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

Altadena, CA

-- Jim, Altadena, CA

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#12 posted 12-30-2012 12:50 AM

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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