I’ve been slogging away at some stuff lately; but nothing Earth-shattering. So for right now, just a few photos of a joined chest I finally finished. It started as a demo for carving one of these panels, then I carved two more for a photo shoot for an article for Popular Woodworking…so once I had the 3 panels, I decided to build a chest to go around them. This one has taken ages, it’s been a “spare time” project. It’s once again derived from the Ipswich,Massachusetts and Devon,England material. I love that carving style. I even carved the end rails; but showed some restraint & left those panels plain.
Here is the interior, showing the till, the pine rear panels & floor. Also, an oak lid. Glued up of three or four radially-split boards. A lot of work to make this lid versus a single-board pine top, but nothing beats the oak lids.
My yard has been busy lately, so I got little done at home. Memorial Day featured things that are yellow. First is a juvenile orchard oriole.
we had some corn, from goodness-knows-where.
Today the kids & I came downstairs and found this dinosaur in the yard. Have to go check the sandpile, to see if there’s eggs laid next to the dumptrucks.
I thought for a minture that she was headed for the bird bath.
8 thoughts on “one chest, and some stuff that’s yellow and some that’s not”
The chest looks great. I’ve been looking for details on building one of those chests, but haven’t been able to find anything with any detail. You’ve got pieces of it on the blog, but I haven’t seen any book that details out the construction of these.
A book that I found helpful while researching joined work was “The Wrought Covenant”.
read all of these, and you’ll be off to a good start. I hope to get a joined chest into a book or DVD someday…
I think St. George’s 1979 article about Dedham includes the complete layout measurements for a joined chest. Peter I love tis chest and wish I could afford it.
Thanks, after a bit of Google Kung Fu I was able to find this article for download (purchase) here:
Excellent looking article, the pictures of S Scrolls alone are worth it.
That chest came out beautifully.
You are one heck of a craftsman, and not a bad photographer either!
I really enjoy this site.
We have a pair of yellow warblers nesting right outside the window. I thought they were goldfinches (because I’m bird-ignorant) and your post was our first clue. (Then I saw the both adults together and clearly, neither one was gold.) They’ve got at least three babies, hatched about 48 hours ago. The nest’s about 4′ off the ground, sheltered on three sides by the rhododendron but we’ve got a pretty good view. If you & the twins are free you’re welcome to come have a peek and a playdate. And the Mrs too of course. Thanks for wising me up!
Down here in Connecticut, we had a snapping turtle crawling around my corn furrows and most of the backyard, two days in a row last week. I figured it was a female looking to lay her eggs.
As always an impressive chest.