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2215Re: 14 th C chests

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  • sdhunter3
    Apr 7, 2004
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      Just added some pictures of chests I have made over the years.
      Actually, these are two chests and a casket.

      Another reference to look at is
      Ancient Coffers and Cupboards,
      Their History and Description, F.Roe, Methuen & Co., 1902

      Sir Stanford


      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Lowry <alowry@w...>
      wrote:
      > Greetings,
      >
      > I am interested in making a few wooden chests for my SCA
      encampment. I
      > am looking at the later part of the 14 th century. I was
      considering
      > using the plans in Diehl's book Medieval Furniture project 10 The
      > Paneled Coffer. But I have read some posts on this list that think
      > poorly of these books.
      >
      > So any comments on these specific plans?
      >
      > Any suggestions for plans that I should look at or purchase/
      >
      > I have a stack of red oak sitting outside (it has been air drying
      for
      > two winters now) of various thicknesses 1 to 8 cm thick. Before I
      put
      > in the sweat of trimming it and planing it I want to have an idea
      what
      > pieces I need.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Richard
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