small blanket chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by rjb37 posted 09-24-2013 11:47 PM 1941 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small blanket chest I made after seeing a picture of one done by an apprentice in 1840. It’s all solid wood – I used poplar for the exterior and pine for the bottom. I finished the outside with 8 coats of amber shellac

-- accidental woodworker

5 comments so far

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 3376 days

#1 posted 09-24-2013 11:55 PM

Very nicely done!

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

View RussellAP's profile


3105 posts in 3370 days

#2 posted 09-25-2013 12:01 AM

Nicely done.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

View Oldtool's profile


3219 posts in 3275 days

#3 posted 09-25-2013 02:29 AM

Beautiful, very well done. I especially like the frame & panel lid, nice touch. Looks like hand crafted dovetails, nice, very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View rjb37's profile


158 posts in 3724 days

#4 posted 09-25-2013 01:36 PM

I did all the dovetailing with my Leigh jig. I then made a saw kerf on each pin and glued in a piece of maghony to highlight the joint. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t do the highlight thing again.

-- accidental woodworker

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 3260 days

#5 posted 09-27-2013 01:20 PM

Fantastic blanket chest! Those dovetails are great and like the lid and the finish. Great job!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics