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    Ted, that’s a sweet setup. I need check out how...

    Ted, that’s a sweet setup. I need check out how that might work for men.
  2. Thanks Jim for the suggestion. I’ll have to try...

    Thanks Jim for the suggestion. I’ll have to try the “hidden“ nail technique, although this quarter sawn white oak is pretty brittle– seems like I could be asking for trouble to try and lift the...
  3. Hey David, I made the mounding, sawn from...

    Hey David,

    I made the mounding, sawn from same piece of stock used for the baseboard below so grain matches.

    I struggle with filling nail holes- don’t use them much except for mouldings. I...
  4. Thanks guys for the feedback. Ken we would...

    Thanks guys for the feedback.

    Ken we would love to have you and Mrs. McBubba come stay for a while! Plenty of room and can guarantee lots of shop fun and personal relationships with all the best...
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    +1 sorry didn't read the whole thread so I...

    +1 sorry didn't read the whole thread so I apologize if my comment is redundant:

    lots of vintage saws you find in the wild have horrible tooth geometry created by the last generation of owners...
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    I'm with you Steve, putting away the tools,...

    I'm with you Steve, putting away the tools, cleaning up the benchtop, maybe even a quick pass or 2 with a scraper to smooth the work surface/remove glue spills etc. and suddenly my mind is clear and...
  7. There is about a 2 ¼” wide 1” thick baseboard...

    There is about a 2 ¼” wide 1” thick baseboard that goes around the bottom of the chest. Here are the baseboards planed up with quarter round molding’s sawn off. One of the luxuries of having a little...
  8. Part 2: Pair of Quarter Sawn White Oak Greene & Greene Inspired Blanket Chests

    First part of this build is here in the cave as a separate post. This is a quick update on progress with decorative pegs, assembling the carcass and baseboard. To me most obvious decorative feature...
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    Sorry, my previous comments were posted...

    Sorry, my previous comments were posted prematurely Dash my bad.

    I Like to build projects with figured, interlocking grain woods routinely. I have the Stanley and Lie Nielsen scraping plane....
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    Interesting thread as it deals with one of the...

    Interesting thread as it deals with one of the fundamental issues in hand tool woodworking – how do you handle difficult grain, Particularly when hand planed surfaces are your standard?

    For me...
  11. Really interesting and I think generally...

    Really interesting and I think generally optimistic Thread– thanks for posting.

    This thread makes me wonder what is the average age of folks here in the Cave? Most of my in person interaction with...
  12. Matt, finishing is my least favorite part of...

    Matt, finishing is my least favorite part of woodworking. My experience is lots of opportunity for screw up and little chance of making the project appreciably better. Please take my coments re:...
  13. Chris, I have to confess having the Boys out...

    Chris,

    I have to confess having the Boys out of the house is been a bit of an adjustment – pretty quiet around here now, which I guess just makes it that much better when they visit.

    I'll try...
  14. Andrew great to hear from you – thanks for the...

    Andrew great to hear from you – thanks for the feedback.

    Funny you should mention the smell of white oak, when Sherrie walked in the shop the other day she said the same thing – "most great in...
  15. Very nice Brian – looks beautiful! Thanks for...

    Very nice Brian – looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics:)
  16. Jim, Thanks a lot for providing the link to...

    Jim,

    Thanks a lot for providing the link to William Ng's video describing his method for making the "pillowed" plugs. I wish I would've seen this before I made mine – nice to be able to substitute...
  17. David, thanks for your interest – hopefully this...

    David, thanks for your interest – hopefully this build thread will help you decide if you want to build a similar project. One unique thing about the Greene Greene "extended finger joint" design is...
  18. Thanks Ken. I always enjoy seeing other people's...

    Thanks Ken. I always enjoy seeing other people's shops – I always come away with ideas about what might work for mine.

    My shop is the equivalent of a single car garage with 20 foot ceilings, a...
  19. Here is sawing out finger joints and carcass...

    Here is sawing out finger joints and carcass sides prior to glue up.

    https://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w498/mikeallen1010/QSWO%20Chest%20-%202/16_zpsp0sf2jja.jpg
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  20. Here are all the panel glue ups spread across...

    Here are all the panel glue ups spread across every available horizontal surface in the shop.
    https://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w498/mikeallen1010/QSWO%20Chest%20-%202/4_zpsi0flmwco.jpg

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  21. Pair of Quarter Sawn White Oak Greene & Greene Inspired Blanket Chests

    This is a build thread for a pair of quarter sawn white oak, Greene & Greene inspired blanket chests that are roughly 35” long x 16” tall x 14” deep. I built this design a couple times before in a...
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    Here are some pictures of the floral carving in...

    Here are some pictures of the floral carving in basswood after what seemed like gallons of shellac. It will be painted white and was initially conceived as a practice project that might potentially...
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    [QUOTE=Jen Joy;2947275]Am I missing something...

    [QUOTE=Jen Joy;2947275]Am I missing something here? I got "The Marquetry Course" from the library and it doesn't seem to teach double bevel. It does teach the window method. The Paul Schurch...
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    thanks John- great advice. I'm keeping my eyes...

    thanks John- great advice. I'm keeping my eyes open for some metal tubing in the right diameter- will let you know if I find anything.

    Best, Mike
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    I'm not a boat builder myself and I have to say...

    I'm not a boat builder myself and I have to say following this thread has been incredible; the range of knowledge/expertise needed to build curving, three-dimensional shapes, the...
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