My avatar is one I recently restored, it`s a vintage 30`s black leatherette orginally built by Gerstner & Sons.
The Woodsmith chest was built by a client of mine and modeled after a turn of the century mission style Union Chest Works Co. box from Rochester NY. The company was founded in 1893. They also made ammunition boxes for world war I
If your planing to build one here`s a link to the WS sources page.
I often wondered why the plan hasen`t been avaiable on PDF yet.
I learned recently that the plan is now being featured in the current issue of the Australian Woodsmith magazine, Issue 79 . It looks to be edited a bit. The chest is showen on the front cover as opposed to the back on the US copy.
I`v been told that the plan is the metric version.
Nicely done. I started a blog on this project earlier this year, but my wife got me into a bathroom (2)remodeling job and it got put to the side. It's still in my shop waiting to be finished, I just gotta find the WS issue #183 and order the hardware.
There you are, wondering where you were. I`v been watching your blog, of coarse! There is 78 wooden parts to each chest. I had a customer that built 10 chests, one each for all his grandsons. He said he had 780 parts laid out all over his shop. Can y`all imagine that.