Blanket Chest

July 9th, 2010 by

Reader Denzil Bell sent in these photos of a blanket chase using three different wood species.

Here are some photos of a chest I made for my grandson.  The project is made of cherry (cut by the recipient’s great grandfather), walnut and hard maple.

- Denzil Bell; Temperance, MI

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Blanket Chest 1

Blanket Chest 2

Blanket Chest Inscription 1

Blanket Chest Inscription 2

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5 Responses to “Blanket Chest”

  1. Colleen Taylor says:

    What a *BEAUTIFUL* piece! Lovely work!

  2. Phil - Chicago says:

    Wow – very nice piece and I love the inscriptions. What do you use to inscribe the quotes?

  3. Eric Derr says:

    I’m working on a blanket chest for my daughter and would like to leave a legend similar to yours. I am intriqued by the script ( font ) and wonder how you inscribed it into wood so beautifully. Absolutely gorgeous, please advise. Eric

  4. Tom Nichols says:

    Beautiful blanket chest—–excellent workmanship. I too would be interested in knowing the process used for the inscription.

  5. Frank Speyerer says:

    I received the following note from Mr. Bell thanks to his pastor Rev. Dr. Frank Paine for his intercession.

    “For those wondering about the inscription process, I print the desired text on plain paper using Microsoft Word (this allows a great choice of fonts), then trace it onto the project using carbon paper under the printed text, then wood burn it into the project. On course woods I use a “Sharpie Marker”” rather than the wood burner as its easier to get a smoother line on the small text.”

    Thanks, Denzil

    “…whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.”
    1 Corinthians 10:31

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