…brought the same accentuation by lining the reveal that houses the raised panels. I built up the coats and these three images show the three levels of coat build up. In another blog I will show the chest in absolute completeness.
I have so enjoyed making these chests in woodworkingmasterclasses.com. I hope that you have…
The workshop seems empty today. I enjoyed finishing up a few outstanding projects and meeting the visitors. Sold a piece too. People really like the Hope Chest but I can’t sell it until we have filmed it for the next DVD series and completed all the photography. I think I could have sold it…Read More
…because of the snow we rarely get that dampens noise and activity. I walked to my new workshop to develop the prototype for my next project, a hope/blanket chest-cum-toy box. I’ve been experimenting with the leg shapes and I included a neat feature to present the legs out from an angle with kick at…Read More
…fashion that the 1960s did when movements reached a crescendo in marches protesting the unfairness of that age.
Raising the plain
I worked on my front panel of the Hope Chest today, in between a few interruptions with the telephone, radio station interviews and emails about the North of England Woodworking Show this coming weekend. You…
…Expect to sweat a little and even puff and blow perhaps. great upper body workout again.
Framed lid and raised panel tomorrow all being well. Drawer on Friday or early next week.
I love seeing:
The joints come closed wi’ th’ shoulders neat
And panels tightly framed complete
Within the grooves that hold for life
The hope of futures bounty…
…older planes with that well-worn, old slipper look and feel somehow launch into action with the readiness of a well-trained English Springer spaniel.
Today I focussed on the Hope Chest and made the mortise and tenoned frame for the lid using only hand tools. A couple of things spring to mind that I would like…Read More