Blanket Chest

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Project by Fiddy posted 11-19-2014 04:24 PM 1865 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First real “furniture” type of project. Learned a lot and picked up some new techniques, specifically, mortising for butt hinges. Took some practice on a bit of scrap, but in the end it was a success on the finished piece. Made it as a gift for my girlfriend who had been eyeing a new blanket that she was waiting to go on sale. Seemed like a good reason to build a blanket chest – haha! All in all, definitely a fun project and in the end it turned out well. Oh, one last thing. I also was able to use my new/old (picked up a Fuji Super 3 on CL a couple weeks back) which laid down a great finish. I used a Sherwin Williams oil based.

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 06:34 PM

Beautiful blanket chest and it looks very well made too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 07:32 PM

Looks good, nice crisp looking lines.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 10:43 PM

Great job on your first project!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 01:53 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys!

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 04:10 AM

Looks good, how do you like your Fuji? I bet the girlfriend really like it.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 11:39 AM

Vary nice Project. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for sharing!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 12:01 PM

Hi Lance, the Fuji is great and the price was better. It was truly unused when I bought it, brother in law of the seller had pasted away and was selling on his behalf ($200.00). The amount of overspray is what’s truly amazing. I had been used to spraying an airless Graco type sprayer and attempting something like this would have been a nightmare. Definitely no buyers remorse on this one! Thanks, Lance. Oh, and the girlfriend does love it…

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#8 posted 05-05-2017 06:37 PM

You did a nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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