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From the album: 18th Century Connecticut Blanket ChestI absolutely loved making these chests, I made a few of them then stopped, I was combing through my archives and found images of this chest, we still have this chest in our home today.
From the album: 18th Century Connecticut Blanket ChestThe skirt was scaled and drawn up per plan, per the authors directions I band sawed the curves to about an 1/8" of the line, then I finished it up with chisels and rasps. It's really neat, the bottom edge of the curly work, has a neat chiseled effect and texture. The corners are mitered and heavily blocked behind the miter joints for reinforcement.
From the album: 18th Century Connecticut Blanket ChestThis 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.
From the album: 18th Century Connecticut Blanket ChestI don't remember if the raised panel was part of the American Woodworker plan or not, but I raised the drawer bottom panel by hand with a Stanley No.4 smoothing plane. It turned out really nice and I was very happy with the results.