Walnut Blanket Chest -- for my daughter

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Project by Sawdust2012 posted 01-20-2014 01:37 PM 1417 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

64 dovetails, about as many bandaids, exponentially more cuss words. If people named projects, I would name this one “Carmen” after the Italian lady on Lanai in 2010. Out of my league, but worked out to be an amazingly rich learning experience.

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Nicholas Hall

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 01:57 PM

It looks beautiful. You’ve built an heirloom for sure.

BTW, I’m glad I’m not the only one who buys bandaids in bulk at Sam’s club :)

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 03:07 PM

Great looking blanket chest.

-- Custom furniture

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 03:12 PM

She’s a beauty for sure. I hope you put (or plan to put) some sort of maker’s mark and a year so future generations can know who and when made this heirloom.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 03:23 PM

Well you certainly succeeded at it! One beautiful piece. Congratulations!


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#5 posted 01-20-2014 03:44 PM

Great looking chest, take small piece of light colored wood, write on it and use a couple of brass screws to mount it. On the plaque, you can personalize it very nicely. I use a black fine point sharpie,, then use rattle can lacquer to protect it.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 01-20-2014 03:57 PM

Looks GREAT. She will cherish it forever, a small price for a couple of nicked up hands :)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 12:15 AM

I don’t know what “League” you are in, but I want to join! Great job, I am sure she will cherish it forever.

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 12:41 AM

beautiful chest,excellent build.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 12:51 AM

Very well done!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 02:07 AM

Beautiful creation, excellent build. Dovetails are outstanding, choice of wood, and grain layout make this a fantastic chest.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 03:23 AM

beautiful chest, it looks great. I can’t imagine cutting 64 dovetails. Your looks great. I also like the nice detail/shape of the legs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 01-21-2014 11:37 PM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 01-24-2014 07:03 AM

Nice one. Congratulations on all of those dovetails. It’s beautiful.

-- Mark in Va

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