With the carcases of the chests assembled, all that was left was to nail on the bottom boards and the battens designed to rot before the bottom.
Oh, and we had to dovetail the lower skirt and upper skirt. And build the lid. And dovetail the dust seal around that.
No problem, really.
So we messed around with saws and lathes to divert our attention from the tasks ahead. I demonstrated overhand ripping. Roy showed us some cool turning on a treadle lathe. And we successfully had a great time today without trying too hard.
On Friday we are going to build the lid. Roy has a secret plan that involves lion feet.
— Christopher Schwarz