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Thread: White Ash & Honey Locust Blanket Boxes

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    White Ash & Honey Locust Blanket Boxes

    I trust I haven't posted these pics before. I just completed these 2 blanket boxes prior to Christmas for 2 gand daughter sisters.
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    Mack, I really like the looks of that chest.

    It's one of the things on my "to make list". I might borrow some design features, if you don't mind?

    Karl

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    nice chests mac, how was the locust to work with? i have some that planned to use in some project. i know its hard!!
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    Hi Karl; be my guest, the plans aren't copyrighted. I've made a number of changes to them.

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    Verrrrrrry nice. That is one good looking chest!
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    [quote=larry merlau;14670]nice chests mac,
    how was the locust to work with?
    Hi Larry; well it's apparent you know it's hard. On the Janka scale (measure of wod hardness) it ranks near the top. It planes, sands, and finishes easily and beautifully. One thing to look for carefully if edge gluing is colour matching in the yellow tones. It doesn't seem to be the same as matching grain on oak or ash or other hardwoods.
    Sorryfully, I only have 1 - 10' X 11" board left from 11 boards I had. Plus of course a lot of shorts etc.

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    Blank chests

    Mack
    Those chests are very nice.
    Daniel

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    Beautiful chest. I really like the look of that locust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dunlap View Post
    Very nice chests. I like that you used butterfly hinges, I may use them on my next chest. Did you mortise for the hinges or just attach them flush?
    Hi Matt; the hinges are LV item # 00H52xx (depending on finish) non-mortise. They are only 1/16" thick and sit beautifully on the edge of the carcase and on the lid. Rather than regular screws they are attached with machine screws which entails drilling and tapping the holes for much greater holding strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack Cameron View Post
    I trust I haven't posted these pics before...
    Nope, you haven't posted them here. I would have remembered seeing such a pretty pair of blanket boxes/chests. Great looking wood, and excellent workmanship.
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