This small sea chest is inspired by a a sailor-made chest from the nineteenth century. It incorporates many design elements found in period sea chests. The front and back are canted and assembled with hand cut dovetail joinery. The top is supported by wrought iron strap hinges and the end cleats are connected with mortise and tenon joints. It has an ivory heart inlay centered on the front and a contrasting star inlay on the interior lid. The optional handles are copied from the description of the one's found on Capt. Tom Crosby's ditty box in the book, ”The Marlinespike Sailor”, by Hervey Garrett Smith.
Saturday & Sunday
August 24 - August 25th
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
This small sea chest class is ideal for students who want to learn numerous skills in one small project. In this class you will....
Length 16-1/2; depth 10"; height 7-1/4'.