|Project by khamm||posted 03-08-2016 11:52 AM||551 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Small chest made from sycamore. Plans came from the non defunct Woodworking Magazine. Changed the bottom to shiplapped instead of the solid nailed-in piece the plans called for. Added the battens.
Blue milk paint for the case. Tried and True for the top. Nothing for the interior. First time I have assembled anything with cut nails, and found them quite satisfying. The first coat of the milk paint reacted badly to the Timbermate putty I used to cover the sunk nail heads. I guess the water soluble Timbermate lost integrity in the presence of so much water. I am slowing incorporating more hand tool use. The rabbets for the bottom I cut with a rabbet plane (go figure), a first. With hand tools, I like the slow, calm and quiet manner in which I make my mistakes.
-- Keith H. I don't need more gadgets; I need more skills