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Old 07-29-2011, 01:03 AM
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Default Blanket Chest Class

Here is a butternut blanket chest I'm building this week at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop...
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:57 AM
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That is going to look terrific, trevor. My thinking is a guy just can't have enough blanket chests. I saw one on the cover of Woodworkers Journal and had to have it. I didn't get to make all those dovetails though.

Good thinking with the wider tail on the bottom. That's what separates me from you and the others, I probably wouldn't have thought of that until much too late.

Good work and have fun!
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Thanks, but I can't take credit for that, Mario Rodriguez figured out all the layout, then we make a template based on the calculations.
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Here are some more pictures, sorry it's still not the whole thing, the lid is in the basement getting a few more coats of shellac. I'm going to teach my girlfriend about shellac and finishing, she wants to get into woodworking a bit and I love it.

The till has a QS red oak lid and believe it or not, poplar front and bottom. I think it's some sort of mineral streaking, the color doesn't age or fade. It's very splashy.
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Poplar is the most variable wood. I saw a nice blond piece last week that resembled fiddleback maple. A friend told me about the time he was trying to refinish a piece of furniture and it had this weird green stain that he couldn't get to the bottom of with sandpaper. Luckily someone notice he was trying to sand the green out of a piece of poplar and told him he was done.
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Hahaha.
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Here are some more pictures, sorry it's still not the whole thing, the lid is in the basement getting a few more coats of shellac. I'm going to teach my girlfriend about shellac and finishing, she wants to get into woodworking a bit and I love it.

The till has a QS red oak lid and believe it or not, poplar front and bottom. I think it's some sort of mineral streaking, the color doesn't age or fade. It's very splashy.
Trevor,

That is going to be a really stunning chest. It must be a blast to take a class with Mario. Congrats and thanks for the pictures.

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Fred, Mario and Alan are two of the best guys I've met. They are a free sharing wealth of information, and very good at the trade. I'm taking a few more classes with them this year. Oh my wallet! Worth every cent though.
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Fred, Mario and Alan are two of the best guys I've met. They are a free sharing wealth of information, and very good at the trade. I'm taking a few more classes with them this year. Oh my wallet! Worth every cent though.
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That is great and I have no doubt that they are great teachers. If you do not mind would you either email or pm the cost unless you do not mind posting it here.

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:52 PM
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I don't mind, you can find it on their website too.

The chest was $1150 with another $127 something for the hardware. If at first that looks steep, I'd like to point out a few things; firstly, an enormous amount of prep work goes into the classes, board selection, milling, panel glue-up, further milling. They are very selective of stock. The shop is well equipped with both machines and hand tools, a whole wall of student users, vintage, LN and LV, Starret measuring tools, Shapton stones and high speed grinders all for student use. Let's not forget the cabinet maker's benches with bench on benches. The other big portion is that you get more than you think you are paying for. If something interesting comes up in class, Alan will side track to a certain extent, you'll learn things you didn't set out to. They also don't believe in sending people home with "kits", you walk out of their classes with what you wanted to build, you can go home and finish it.

I haven't been to any other schools, but it's plain to me that they are very good at what they do, they aren't just teachers, they are woodworkers in either of their personal shops there is almost always some piece being worked on for a client or for themselves.
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