My Buddy Cronk's Blanket Chest -

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Project by schroeder posted 03-18-2007 04:27 AM 3428 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cronkman – my partner in the Gnarley Wood Shoppe – is even more ‘puter illeterate than I am, but I have some pix of his work. This is a blanket chest he made for his daughter-in-law. The oak is from wood he has milled over the past 20 plus years – air dried white oak. The cedar liner is Tennessee Red Cedar his brother shipped out to him. On a personal note, I don’t know much about Tennessee Red Cedar other than it REALLY screwed up our re-saw blades (I hate Tennessee Red Cedar). Cronkman did a stellar job of craftsmanship on this project. I am proud to call him my friend and fellow poor trash artesian – Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 03-18-2007 04:30 AM

Cronk: Great job. The Aromatic red cedar that I’ve used from Missouri was a dream to saw. What kind of problems did you have resawing?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 03-18-2007 05:33 AM

Wow! Very nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 03-18-2007 05:38 AM

Beautiful chest. I don’t know anything about Tennessee Red Cedar, either, but Louisiana Cedar is some pretty tough stuff, too. I had smoke coming from a tablesaw blade when trying to cut some dried logs into boards. I think green would be better to cut, then drying afterwards.

How wide were the Cedar boards that you were sent that caused you to have to resaw?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 03-18-2007 10:10 AM

I’m still waiting to find out what it did to the blade too.

Beautiful Chest. Seems like it would weigh a lot.

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#5 posted 03-18-2007 12:14 PM

“proud to call him my friend”
ah…..... (holding back the tears)

beautiful chest. Love the inside!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 03-18-2007 02:26 PM

—-Cronk; great piece here…., beaut-i-full, eye-full piece of use-full ‘wood art’!!!

What is the finish?

-- --frank, NH,

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#7 posted 03-18-2007 06:02 PM

I always loved the smell opening a chest like that!

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