|photo from the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
I mentioned how colorful it would be when finished. Based on the dimensions, internal photos, and chemical analysis provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was able to build this model in Sketchup. I ordinarily wouldn't go to this trouble, but I wanted to see what it should look like before moving forward.
|Iso view of dresser|
|Side view of panel|
I've been busy working on the front of the piece. Rip sawing out legs and stretchers before laying everything out. The trick to a piece like this is to lay out the joinery on all four legs simultaneously, as this will help you produce a square case. Here are a few pics of the tooling I used to produce this work.
|Ripsawing with a vintage 8pt Disston|
|Rough planing with my trust Mathieson fore plane|
|Finish planing the stock with my shop built jointer plane|
|The top and bottom stretchers fitted into their mortises, I am beginning the lay|
This project will be featured in detail in my upcoming book.