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Project by sheetzy posted 04-03-2018 01:19 AM 1339 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this blanket chest from solid pine. It’s hand-dove-tailed, has turned feet and custom-made ram’s-horn hinges. I used Spanish oak stain on it along with a clear polyurethane finish. It has a built-in glove box on the left side that also acts as a support to hold the lid open. The dimensions are: 41-3/4 inches wide by 18-1/2 inches deep by 25 inches high (with feet).

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woodcut

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 01:36 AM

Very well done!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 03:00 AM

Great chest.

Equals the Amish craftsmanship from PA.

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#3 posted 04-03-2018 03:05 AM

Great job. Good work on the dovetails.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 04-03-2018 03:20 AM

Really a wonderful piece. My hats off to you for all that dovetail work, amazing!

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#5 posted 04-03-2018 03:37 AM

Did you get tired of DTs after that? Nice looking chest, gotta love bun feet.

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 12:22 PM

Looks great. Love the hinges. Kudos!

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#7 posted 04-03-2018 01:11 PM

Beautiful job on those dovetails, the entire project looks great. Thanks for inspiring

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#8 posted 04-03-2018 01:46 PM

Excellent work

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#9 posted 04-03-2018 02:26 PM

Nice!

Great design. I love the hinges and also how you used the lid of the glove box to hold up the main lid. I find modern hardware wears out too quickly, but I think your design will last much longer. This is a great heirloom to pass down.

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#10 posted 04-03-2018 05:31 PM

Great work sheetzy.

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#11 posted 04-03-2018 05:35 PM

Great work on the dovetails as well as the rest of it.
especially like the lid support

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 04-03-2018 07:53 PM

This is a beautiful blanket chest and you have done a fine job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#13 posted 04-03-2018 08:31 PM

Dovetails look great! Love the hinges.

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#14 posted 04-03-2018 09:38 PM

Very Nice Work Sheetzy & Well Done Also! Thanks For Posting.

Rick

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#15 posted 04-05-2018 01:29 AM

Lot of time in that and it shows – great job all the details are impressive (Dovetails, Turned feet, Hinges)

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