Yesterday I finished the video of making the drawer for my joined chest series on vimeo. It was a bit of a slog, that’s the video I was working on when I found out that Lyme disease was attacking my joints. So it got interrupted for a while. I’m mostly better now & starting back to work in the shop. Little by little I guess.
The video series is now up to 18 hours and 22 minutes, which is either really painful or just the ticket, depending on how you look at it. But it’s most of what I know about making these particular chests. Even some really staggering blunders. There’s at least two more videos to come – one on making & installing the lid and one on sharpening carving gouges. So if you later decide you want to tackle one of these, the video series will be there showing how I do it.
I also corrected some of my mishaps with the blog pages that sell the carving drawings.
I’m still working on offering them as downloads – but first I had to fix what happened. I had wiped out the page I think. I just created a new one instead of trying to figure it out. So now that page is here https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/carving-drawings-plans/
During the fall I’ll try to catch up on the youtube videos that go with those drawings. The strapwork layout from the other day is an example…
That page is where the chest plans will go when they’re ready as well. I hope so anyway.