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Hope / Blanket Chest

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Blog series by KasperShop updated 02-04-2009 09:14 PM 3 parts 9735 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: In The Beginning

01-12-2009 07:27 AM by KasperShop | 0 comments »

I decided to make a hope chest for my wife for our 5 year anniversary since the theme of the anniversary is wood. She told me when we first started dating that she always wanted one. It took awhile to find a design I liked, and it was one from tooldad. He made a solid cedar raised panel blanket chest I loved the design!

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Part 2: Setup - Router Bits

01-13-2009 08:17 AM by KasperShop | 0 comments »

This would be my frist attempt at making raised panel doors, so I was a bit nervous and unsure how this would go. Before the christmas break in 2008, I researched some router bits and found the Freud 97-108 bit set. I went over to Rockler and talked to them and they said this bit set is excellent! The person in line behind me said he has them and highly recommends them. I just love them. They make a very professional looking panel and I was soooo impressed at how easy making raised panel ...

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Part 3: Dimensions

02-04-2009 09:14 PM by KasperShop | 1 comment »

The dimensions for the hope chest were a bit trickier to figure out. I spent several hours on and off thinking about this and trying different things. The sides had to be a bit smaller because of way I’m going to attach the sides to the front and back. I also wanted to keep the chest at a finished size of 24” x 48” x 24” (24 tall, 48 long, 24 deep). The front and back sides will be glued with biscuits using a simple butt joint. The finished dimensions of the si...

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