|Project by FJPetruso||posted 395 days ago||1066 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
I made several of these small pine chests. They go over real well at a Rendezvous or Re-enactment. With the exception of the lid support they are made in an old fashion style with battens on the ends of the lid that also serve to make part of the hinge. There’s a strip of wood across the top of the back of the chest that serves as the other part of the hinges. That strip also has a radius on the edge that allows the lid to lift smoothly & allow water to run off the lid & down the back instead of going inside the chest. Dowel pins are used for the hinge pivots. The battens / hinges & the strip over-hang the sides of the chest and also help to keep water out of the inside. I made the cup handles of pine on my router with a 3/4” cove & a 3/4” radius bits. The ends of the chest are one piece, placed vertically & have a radius cut out for the “legs”. The front & back are made of three pieces of pine placed horizontally & a decorative chamfer between each board. The front & back legs, though not really needed, were added for aesthetic reasons. And were placed vertically with a chamfer at the top of each leg. The lid was also made with three boards, edge joined with a decorative chamfer between each board & a chamfer around the edge.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"