I've been busily working on my pine chest over drawers. I've made quite a bit of progress since deciding to build this project. I've decided to go with a red-brown milk paint finish. I also found time to visit one of my favorite antique stores and bought a couple of things.
|The case, before adding the face beading, base and lid|
|Case back, showing shiplap backboards|
|Case beading molding stock, being jointed with my Mathieson try plane|
|Pile of shavings, plus beaded molding, ready to be ripped off|
I managed to score a few nice, fairly uncommon saws. I bought a Harvey Peace Perfection 26"crosscut saw, and a Wheeler Madden and Clemson 22" panel saw. Both need some cleanup, but are in very good overall condition. Check out that wheat carving on the Peace applewood handle. Also scored a very nice pair of Davidson dividers, which will be put to good use here in the shop.
|Harvey Peace Perfection saw and a Wheeler Madden and Clemson panel saw|
|A very nice pair of Davidson dividers|