Darrell Peart Greene and Greene design blanket chests

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Project by Heisinberg posted 01-22-2015 07:16 PM 3359 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first time I saw the 2014 December FWW issue with Darrell Peart and his design I knew I had try to make one of these chest’s. Thinking that if one one is good then two is better and that’s just what I did. I made two of them. They are gifts for my two sister’s birthdays that are coming up in February. Being only my third project I must say it wasn’t all rainbow’s and unicorn’s. There were days that this project kicked my butt! The biggest lesson I learned in the end is to check for glue squeeze out before starting the finishing process and when you think you found it all…check again and just to make sure check one more time after that.

Finish is 3:2 mix of Varathanes traditional cherry and minwax’s red mahogany. Sealed with shellac then grain filled. 3 coats of Minwax satin polyurethane. I then scuffed it using 1500 and 2000 grit pads to remove all the small bumps. Then used turttle wax polish and wax to bring back the shine.

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 08:39 PM

Beautiful chest, shows some great craftsmanship and good attention to details. Nice finish too, what finish did you use?

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 09:13 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 09:23 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on accomplishing a job well done.

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 09:44 PM

This looks great. I’ve been an admirer of of Darrell’s work for a long time, and even had one of his pictures detailing the joint on this as my computer wallpaper for a bit. Great work.

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#5 posted 01-22-2015 11:08 PM

You certainly did a beautiful job on these chests! I’m sure your sisters are going to love them!

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#6 posted 01-23-2015 01:23 AM

Great job! You nailed it.

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#7 posted 01-23-2015 01:58 AM

Very nice! What wood(s) did you use?

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#8 posted 01-23-2015 02:17 AM

These came out beautiful. Great job, congratulations!

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#9 posted 01-23-2015 02:59 AM

Love that design too. Nice job!

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#10 posted 01-23-2015 05:42 AM

Beautiful job. I bought that issue of FWW just for that article.

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#11 posted 01-23-2015 04:04 PM

Nice work!!

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#12 posted 01-24-2015 12:29 PM

Very well done ! The FWW article got whittled down quite a bit to fit in the allotted space – there was lot of stuff that got cut. For being just your 3rd project – I am impressed!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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