Blanket chest

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Trying out the new sight, I was on LJ's but not a big fan of the changes

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nice chest, love the dovetails. i think your gonna like it here my friend, very much like LJ'S  was.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

also ty if you wanna move your projects over from there it's pretty simple. ive moved almost all of mine. 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Nice clean work on the chest.  looks really good.

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Fantastic looking piece. Beautiful.

this site is much better.
Nice work! Hand tools?

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That is Perley, great dovetails. A good design with the drawer and the sliding tray inside. Well done.

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welcome Ty nice chest GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

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I haven't found my favorite way to do dovetails yet. Right now I am using a combination of power tools and hand tools. I don't like using a router. I don't like the look of dovetails when the pins and tails are the same size and I feel like there is so much strain on the bit when pushing it through stock. I also worry about tear out. My least favorite part of hand cut dovetails is chiseling the tails. So right now I use the table saw to cut the tails. I have a blade that has been ground to 10 degrees. With it you can make a fairly skinny pin and the blade cleans out the corners of the tails. I then use a chisel to get what little is left between the tails. I then lay the tail board on the pin board the traditional way. 
I hope that make sense.

also ty if you wanna move your projects over from there it's pretty simple. ive moved almost all of mine. 
Pottz, I would love  to do that if there is an easy way, thanks.

 Tynewman
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I haven't found my favorite way to do dovetails yet. Right now I am using a combination of power tools and hand tools. I don't like using a router. I don't like the look of dovetails when the pins and tails are the same size.....

Taking nothing away from the great job you did Ty, but for the devients from hand tools, The Leigh D4R will let you play with dovetail layouts...


the downside is you can't make those "super thin" tail bases...  I hadn't got into separating the 1/2 fingers (in above) to vary the size of tails, just the distance between.   

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Ive seen those. I think that is a good option. I do have a CNC machine and I built a vertical table on it. I used that a few times to cut dovetails. When You spend that much on a tool you have to make it replace a lot of other tools

 Tynewman 
..... When You spend that much on a tool you have to make it replace a lot of other tools

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Know the feeling... I have a Leigh D4R and a FMT... kept putting off buying a Domino for over 13 years... until they released the breakdown hardware for the 500.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

 Pottz, I would love  to do that if there is an easy way, thanks. 
ty all i do is save the pic's to my computer and copy the text. then just upload here. i can move a project in a few minutes. one thing though open each pic before you move it or they come out fuzzy.

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Nice looking chest.
Over the years I made "toy" chest for all 7 of our grand kids. Each out of a different hard wood. I started with the Leigh but later found the Panto Router which I think is much easier to use in addition to doing great mortise and tenons plus some other cuts. 
Thats a nice looking chest. Well done 
Beautiful storage chest - a classic design.

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