On another note, I’ve finally started to work on a couple of chests. I bought the wood years and years ago – fine oak from the northern parts of Skåne – and thanks to Daniel of Fraternis Militia Carnis, who is a woodwork teacher at a school nearby, I have access to a fully equipped workshop. Furthermore, he can advise me when I am about to make terrible mistakes – as you all know, I am not a craftsman, so these mistakes do happen, more often than not.
I have been shaving about 50% of the planks (no, not with a razor but with a plane – not a flying one, but one that you use to make wood smooth), and they look severely nice. I am content the chests will be really sweet as soon as they are finished.
Magnus, also from Fraternis Militia Carnis, has been nice enough to show me his thoughts on construction. He and I looked through about a 100 pics of chests from my PC, and then we shared ideas. As he seems to be better at ”constructive thinking”, he eventually sketched up a blue print for our chests. Both his and my chests will be constructed in a similar way, so it was good to have the opinion of someone more ”crafty”.
There is a lot of work to be done when building a chest, I’ll tell you. I’ll be posting some pics now and then, as my work progresses. Stay tuned!