|Project by CharlesA||posted 02-05-2014 11:17 PM||1793 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
I used a Wood magazine plan for a blanket chest to make for a friend. Based on her preferences, I made it out of eastern red aromatic cedar, fresh from a local central Kentucky sawmill. The plan called for plywood for the top, bottom, and panels. Instead, I glued up a solid top and bottom. For the panels I resawed some cedar sections, glued up book-matched pieces, and planed them down to 3/8. I filled in a couple of knot holes with epoxy mixed with cedar sawdust.
I finished with Arm-R-Seal satin. I left the interior unfinished for the cedar smell. I put in a full-length piano hinge and then added these great soft-down stays.
I forgot to take pics before I delivered it, so I don’t have any good detail pics.
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson