|Project by Mauricio||posted 35 days ago||1419 views||12 times favorited||41 comments|
This is a six board chest I made based on a Schwarz article in PW.
All made with 1×12’s from HD. It took two of them to make this chest.
Pretty much all done with hand tools: cross cuts, joinery, and surfacing. I used a cambered jack to leave the surface undulations and plenty of tear out which adds a lot of character.
I didn’t have any cut nails so I used screws caped off with oak dowels. I finished the plugs off with a gouge to make it look a little like a forged nail. I’ll use cut nails next time, it will be a lot faster.
The paint is one coat of barn red paint. I knocked the sheen down with steel wool then sanded with 320 grit. I “distressed” it with 120 grit, a rasp, and finally dark wax.
I plan on making more of these, next time I’ll get some cooler strap hinges from Lee Valley.
Thanks for looking!
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch