Painting the Windsor

I started painting my Windsor Chair that I finished up in my previous post.  I’m using Peter Galbert’s recipe from his book Chairmaker’s Notebook.  Basically I’m layering on Milk Paint.  If you wanna know all the secret tricks, you gotta buy the book.  Wanna a see a few of the images from his book .. take a look here.

Anyway here’s a few shots of the orange under cocoa.

Glamour Shots of the Dutch Tool Chest

I added the final details to the chest.  It didn’t take as long as it might have appeared.  The chest really came together quite quickly, but work really got in the way of this project.  If I had used Home Depot pre-milled lumber instead of wide rough popular the project would have been very fast.

One of my favorite details are the hinges.  They went in really easily and I thoroughly enjoyed doing business with John Switzer over at Blackbear Forge.  My only regret was that I didn’t take pictures because I squeezed the installation in here and there.

I also used nails instead of screws for the joinery and the handles (more cinched nails).  But the hinges are screwed as well as the chisel rack.  I also made some of the dividers adjustable.  The moulding was cut by hand using my newly acquired moulding skills from Mr. Bickford and my really awesome moulding planes from Philly Planes

I decided against the saw till under the lid because my most used saw didn’t fit without complicated angles and spacing to avoid the tools below.  I might put one in later.  I’m really happy to have all those tools under cover.  

Here are the rest of the details.

Chest dimensions: 27″ long x 25 1/4″ high x 16 1/4″ wide

Weight empty and loaded: 41 lbs and 105 lbs

Hardware: Blackbear Forge

Milk Paint Finish with Boiled Linseed oil on top. 

Design:  October 2013 Popular Woodworking Issue # 206

See all the posts associated with this project here: Dutch Tool Chest

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Topless Dutch Tool Chest with Finish

Note:  If you been directed here from another site looking for plans, I’m sorry.  There are are a lot of individuals out there representing other people’s work as theirs.  I’m not able to prevent this prevent this type of misrepresentation of my work.  Again I’m sorry.  Please don’t encourage by buying something from them.

The chubby blue dutch boy!
The chubby blue dutch boy!

Yes, still not top, but I’ve finished the case.  And no worries, I have enough finish to do the top.  I’ve been waiting on hinges before I complete the top and paint it.

Milk Paint Finish with Boiled Linseed oil on top.