Saturday, May 30, 2015

Assembly Of A Small Medieval Chest


This chest has been on my mind and my conscience since January. It started as a prototype to decipher the best size for the chest shown in the Morgan Bible. With a hundred other distractions and influences coming from all the reading and research I've been doing it quickly took off in a weird direction.

I'd read in Victor Chinnery's "Oak Furniture; A British Tradition" how many boxes were lined with printed paper and lining boxes with paper is already a thing for me, so I printed a large sheet of paper with wood cut blocks I made.


Then I had someone make an offer on it. . . provided I could trick it out to hold their modest collection of reproduction medieval daggers and a small removable till.


He was patient as I pegged away on it and put up with my distractions and delays. Recently I got him to bring his daggers to the shop to be properly fitted into slots.

Thus today, after much fence sitting and deliberation. I decided to assemble the damn thing and get it off my bench. I've got other things to build after all. While doing the assembly I decided to shoot some time lapse video of the process and assembled that into a quick video this afternoon.


Ratione et Passionis
Oldwolf

5 comments:

  1. Great box - I love the paper lining and I really enjoyed the time lapse video - makes you realise just how much, dividing, drilling and hammering goes into that last stage of the build.

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  2. I like the massive use of color, that's how I imagine medieval. On the other hand do medieval and paper rime?

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  3. You're a fit man! I can't work that fast...

    I really like the box. A lot. that printed paper really makes it stand out.

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  4. You're a fit man! I can't work that fast...

    I really like the box. A lot. that printed paper really makes it stand out.

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  5. I really like the box. I'm looking forward to your book.

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