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18th Century Connecticut Blanket Chest
 

18th Century Connecticut Blanket Chest

This is a pine chest I made and what a fun project this was. I was perusing an older issue of American Woodworker and found this amazing chest that the author and maker reproduced from an original chest made in the 18th century by John Wheeler Geer of Preston Connecticut.

The hinges are hand forged, I purchased them from Fisher Forge,  The forge is run by David Fisher and he makes everything you see on his business site.

I made the dovetails with my Keller 1601 jig. I cannot hand cut dovetails to save my life, but I do love my Keller!

Just like the original chest, the drawer is on wood friction slides, there is nothing of modern technology on this chest. When I took the images of this chest I had the colonial handle pulls and half mortise lock set on the way to my home, on other words they were not installed yet.



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