Blanket Chest #1 - Ruth (December 09)

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Project by JSB posted 09-17-2012 03:41 AM 1633 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first chest to build. I do not have a reliable way of making mortise and tennon joinery yet nor floating panels so as you can tell most of my builds are with pocket hole screws. This is simply a pine skeleton with fitted panels inside giving the apearance of floating panels. This chest was made for my wife’s grandmother Ruth. The project was started around Thanksgiving and was intended to be her Christmas present. Unfortunately, cancer took her from us shortly before Christmas so she was never able to recieve the gift. My wife’s mother has it now. The skeleton is pine, plywood is pine, and lid is a “project panel” from Lowes. Finished with PolyShades.
- Jay

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 09-23-2012 05:27 PM

Nice chest!! Look at MLCS catalog and buy a stacked stile and rail bit and a raised panel bit and you can greatly improve the look or paneled pieces! those bits allow the pieces to fit together and you can float a panel inside that have a choice of edges on them!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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