I didn’t get as far as I thought I would today, but I did have a good day. I don’t think that I have seen such forceful winds before today, (winds recorded of 169 miles per hour) but they don’t make much difference to the three-foot thick stone walls of Penrhyn Castle.
It’s strange thing to see a drawer resting on the bench with no home. Bit like a door hung in space. Perhaps tomorrow the whole will be completed and glued up. My deadline was tomorrow. If I don’t make it I will have to work through the weekend to get it done by Monday when i start my next project, which is the Shaker blanket bedding chest. This one will go much more quickly – four or five days or about 40 hours.
Making this prototype has been great fun. I would like to make one in pine, cherry and walnut also. Mesquite would be just lovely and so too quartersawn longleaf pine. Oh, and what about some English elm? Very traditional.