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Project by khamm posted 03-08-2016 11:52 AM 1224 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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 want more gadgets; I need more skills

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#1 posted 03-08-2016 06:14 PM

nice looking chest

And a Founder’s All Day next to it, good stuff..

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