|Project by mpmitche||posted 02-02-2014 12:23 AM||3008 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a six board chest I’ve been working on with traditional hand tools. The hinges came in yesterday from Nathan’s Forge and it is now all together and in my daughters room. Its a nailed chest of 5/4 eastern white pine. The moldings were cut with hand planes. The end grain and some of the lower trim didn’t cooperate and it has a pretty rustic look. Finish is shellac inside and out, yellow milk paint undercoat on the outside, red milk paint overcoat and finally linseed oil. I wanted the inside to smell nice and have some protection but like the traditional look of milk paint for the outside. After the two tones of paint I distressed it lightly by sanding. The plane chatter on the moldings and some areas around the corner of the lid are about the only showing yellow. I figure my kids will do a nice job of adding to the distress over the next few years.
1. Opened Chest
2. Closed Chest
3. Hinge close up (really like the screws that came with this)
4. Yellow undercoat
5. Requisite Roy Underhill imitation shot (Anarchist tool chest episode)
Thanks for looking and happy shavings.
-- Mike, Western New York