My Renditions Of T-Chisels Blanket Chest, Chapter #6

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Blog entry by FlWoodRat posted 02-01-2009 06:15 PM 1448 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was a chilly 45 degrees here this morning, but I braved the chill, cleaned up the rabbets with my old #78 and dry fit the chest.

Here is a look at the front

Viewed from the front left

Viewed from the back right

Still need to trim a couple of rail tenons, but after that, its off to building the lid.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

Bruce (AKA FLWoodRAT)

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

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#1 posted 02-01-2009 08:51 PM

Bruce that is a nice tight looking box. I am wondering what wood you are using?
I really like this work I know to well it isn’t as easy as it looks. So again nice work Bruce aka; Flwoodrat

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#2 posted 02-01-2009 09:57 PM

Bruce, this is looking really good. The raised panels give the chest a nice look. But it sure doesn’t look like you are assembling it in the shop!!!

You must have a very understanding (not to mention tolerant) better half. I know without a doubt I would get yelled at if I tried to assemble a piece this big in the house. But, of course, this is for your grand daughter so that is different. :)

Keep the posts coming. This is going to be a gorgeous piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-01-2009 11:29 PM

Kip and Scott, thanks for the kind words. The pictures were taken in my ‘assembly room”. Most folks call it aa living room. Lucky for me, the only furniture in it are a piano and two barrister cases. Wifey is “waiting” on the pool table. And my better half doesnt complain. Of course it helps that she is 153 miles away for the next 6 weeks. LOL. Actually, I sent her the link in an email and she responded that she loved it and did not complain about its location.

Have a great day.

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

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