G&G blanket chest

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Project by Miniderub posted 09-22-2014 11:44 AM 2959 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Wood Whisperer guild project. It was my first time building something Greene and Greene inspired and I’m hooked. I just want to put ebony plugs everywhere now!!! Also, I can’t say enough good things about the guild. If your just starting off like I was a couple of years ago, It’ll be the best money you’ll ever spend.
thanks for looking

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#1 posted 09-22-2014 12:33 PM

That’s a Beautiful Chest!
...just a quick question, and please don’t take this as a criticism, I am curious as to what precautions were taken for wood movement or is that pretty much equilateral and a non-issue?

Exceptional ‘Fit and Finish’. – Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#2 posted 09-22-2014 02:17 PM

Beautiful blanket chest, Marco!

The grain and color are beautiful! What species of wood is that? What finish did you use? did you build with all power tools or did you also mix in some hand tools?

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#3 posted 09-22-2014 06:58 PM

looks great

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#4 posted 09-22-2014 07:36 PM

thanks guys!
Grandpalen, wood movement was only an issue on the lid and that was addressed with breadboards. I actually built this alongside the guild back in september 2013. so one year later everything still seems to be nice and straight.
Matt, the wood is african mahogany stained with darrel peart’s dye recipe. the finish is General Finishes High Performance water base. I used mostly power tools and finessed the joints with some hand tools.
thanks again for the compliments

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 11:39 PM

Beautiful blanket chest! I love G&G, and yours is a great example!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 09-23-2014 12:23 AM

Beautiful chest, very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 09-23-2014 01:24 AM

Nice work!

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#8 posted 09-23-2014 02:40 AM

beautiful chest. You certainly have captured the G&G look both in terms of design and finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 09-24-2014 09:30 PM

This caught my eye for sure! I’m impressed with the details and craftsmanship.

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