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Thread: Build thread : Cedar Blanket Chest for a Client an its got a couple Nice twists to it

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    Build thread : Cedar Blanket Chest for a Client an its got a couple Nice twists to it

    Well my client said I can do a build thread on this Cedar blanket chest just can't say there names

    So the first thing I did was get all my Cedar I had together an put it in the shop here, so it will accumate . (Sorry Canny Spell)
    Measurements for this chest is 50" wide x 20" deep X 20" tall Its that's big
    I got 4/4 an some 8/4 cedar
    This build is going to take some time to do so bear with me on this thread
    So here some pictures of the cedar I am using for this blanket chest

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    I have been letting this sit in the shop for a couple weeks now so tomorrow I will Joint the 4/4 an make the panels
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    Well I planked it out using the Jointer an table saw, so far I used some of the 4/4. Once the jointing was done I cut over size an made the panels up just the front , back ,an sides.
    Then ran them thought the drum sander. Next I wanted to put 45s on them so measured out an pulled out my table saw sled an did the 45s making sure my table saw was se true with some scrap

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    After the 45s I did a dry fit-up with some straps

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    Tomorrow will be doing the dados for the bottom panel an glue up
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    Looking good so far. How do you like those band clamps, Roy? I've not used them much, but when I did, it seemed I needed about 5 hands to hold everything in place and get them tightened up evenly.
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    I love them 2 of those are bessys easy to use an hold tight I'm getting ready to post pictures of the glue up an only used the 3 you see
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    Well the carcass is glued up an nice tight joints, I used 1/2 inch Baltic Burch Plywood for the inside bottom there is a reason for that. One of the twist to this chest is a hidden compartment an I didn't tell the client so its going to be a surprise for her so no telling on me
    but here is some pictures of the glued up carcass


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    Now tomorrow I will start one of the twist for this chest , its the hardest part of all the twists in this project
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    Enjoying this so far

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    New day an time I'm ready to start the hardest twist its going to be a dimensional Inlay, below you can see the pattern an materials I'm going to use Walnut from Mike1950 an some nice tiger Maple, Mahoney an paduck ( Sorry Canny Spell )

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    Here is a better picture of the pattern

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    And Last picture is where the Inlay is going

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    So in the next part of the thread I will go step by step on the Inlay
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    Well to start the Inlay, have 11 copies of the pattern because each piece is getting cut separately. (IMPORTANT NOTE HERE you can see on the pattern I numbered each piece an used arrows to show grain direction an species) I used an exco knife to separate the pattern I start in the middle. Before you cut the pattern set one aside to lay out all the pieces when you are cutting.

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    Here you can see I use a piece of cardboard an 3m Super 77 spray . I spray the back of each piece of the pattern

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    As I said I start in the center here the species of wood used is Walnut an Mahoney

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    As you can see in the picture the arrows are following grain direction , Just remember to do this each time even on the board mark the boards for the arrows to follow. You can see also I use clear tape to cover the pattern pieces this helps keeping the blade clean an helps also from pattern coming lose .

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    Next set up your equipment an blades you are going to use . I'm using a scrowsaw machine an 3/0 blades due I need 3 teeth touching the wood at the same time, makes for a better cut

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    As you can see I'm using Excalibur scrowsaw an its a good one to but any scrowsaw is a good one when it is setup right an you have plenty of practice so you know your machine. I set the speed to about 3 for all these cuts so its a little slow

    As you can see below I started cutting the first pieces an yes I broke a blade

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    As you can see below I use a block of wood with 320 grit sand paper on it, when you cut pieces on the scrowsaw you get a few ruff bottoms an its also a good way to clean up the sides

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    Next Put it on the sheet you should have put aside an check fit up

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    Next start the next level using the same process as before

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    Once these are cut an cleaned up fit them up

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    SO if everything go great back tomorrow to continue with this Build Thread
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    Well Roy if you are using Mikes walnut That's really gonna be sharp. Heck even if you just used a piece of his walnut burl by it self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Well Roy if you are using Mikes walnut That's really gonna be sharp. Heck even if you just used a piece of his walnut burl by it self.

    You are right He has some beautiful Walnut I need to post some of the figured Walnut I got from him You know the 1950 is his age
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