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Project by Neal Meyers Jr posted 07-04-2008 02:39 AM 1411 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought the book “Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture” and my Sister in law liked the small blanket chest. I made it for her and my Brother in law for his retirement from the US Navy in April of this past year. He served twenty years as a SeaBee. It is made from walnut and finished with Danish oil and a satin poly.

-- Neal Meyers Jr





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Bigbuck

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#1 posted 07-04-2008 02:47 AM

Looks great, I am sure they loved it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 07-04-2008 03:19 AM

Outstanding work Neal! I was looking at that book just the other day….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 07-04-2008 03:57 AM

Sweet chest! That walnut really has some nice grain. Did you do the breadboard ends on the top in the traditional way? How did you do the box joints, special blade, jig? The brother-in-law may have retired sooner if he knew he was getting such a nice chest.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 07-04-2008 04:06 AM

Nice looking chest. You did a good job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 07-04-2008 04:24 AM

great work! i love the half blind dovetails in the case side. its adds a lot of character to the piece! thanks for the post

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#6 posted 07-04-2008 07:21 AM

a true woodworking classic … well done.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 07-04-2008 01:25 PM

A great looking piece.

They will cherish this for many years.

-- -** 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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#8 posted 07-04-2008 02:44 PM

Neal. Consider this piece of artwork/craftmanship STOLEN. Nice job. I think the box joints add a great detail and the bread board ends to the top look great. Happy Fourth!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#9 posted 07-04-2008 06:11 PM

I really LOVE this little chest! Great work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 07-04-2008 06:55 PM

Looks like you did a great job. That’s something I’d like to make someday, but I don’t know where I could put one.

Kerry

-- Alberta, Canada

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#11 posted 07-04-2008 07:09 PM

very nice chest

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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