Miniture Shaker Blanket Chest

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Project by Neal Meyers Jr posted 2113 days ago 1206 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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#1 posted 2113 days ago

Looks great, I am sure they loved it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 2113 days ago

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 2113 days ago

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 2113 days ago

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 2113 days ago

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 2113 days ago

a true woodworking classic … well done.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2113 days ago

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.

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#8 posted 2113 days ago

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 2113 days ago

I really LOVE this little chest! Great work!

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

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#10 posted 2113 days ago

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.


-- Alberta, Canada

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#11 posted 2112 days ago

very nice chest

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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