Blanket chest

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Project by TCrossan posted 09-11-2013 04:19 PM 1656 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Curly and straight maple blanket chest for my middle grandaughter a few years ago.
I hand cut the dovetails and used a finishing technique i learned form glen Huey @ Poular
Woodworking uses dye, boliled linseed oil and dull hand rubbed effect laquer.
I was pleased with the outcome.

-- Jn. 14:6

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#1 posted 09-11-2013 04:52 PM

Very nicely done—your third picture really show your success in popping that tiger maple! Do your remember what type of dye you used?

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 06:03 PM

Great job and love the finish. Welcome to LJ’s

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#3 posted 09-11-2013 06:48 PM

nice job

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 07:29 PM

very nice.

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#5 posted 09-11-2013 07:58 PM

Super nice build, great looking dovetails. Finish came out great too. I’m sure this will be cherished for a long long time.

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#6 posted 09-11-2013 09:32 PM

Again, you did a great job. Nice.

-- So much wood, so little time.

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 10:08 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback. Really glad no one has said it looked like a third grader made it! :-)

HillbillyShooter, and Hoss12992,
It was TransTint and I blended several colors together to get it as close is I could to the rest of my grand daughters bedroom furniture. I mixed it in water and sprayed it on. After it dried I LIGHTLY sanded it with 220 just to remove the few strands of wood fibers that the water raised and then slathered on boiled linseed oil. Let that sit for a few hours and wiped off the excess and then let it dry for a few days. Then a coat or two of shellac sprayed on then 4 coats of lacquer.

Thanks again for the kudos!

-- Jn. 14:6

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