Sea Chest Workshop
The past month has been super busy. In addition to my commissioned work and regular teaching responsibilities at Salt Lake Community College, I taught three workshops on how to build this eye-catching sea chest.
Two of these classes were held at the Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. I also taught the workshop in my studio at The Joiners Bench.
I really enjoy teaching this workshop because you use a wide range of traditional woodworking techniques such as compound angle dovetails and breadboard panel construction. We also make our own rope handles, which add a nautical flair and visual interest. We build the chest in three days and have a lot of fun in the process.
Here are several photos of the construction of the chest in process. Next year I will teach another sea chest workshop. If you are interested send me a note at TheJoinersBench@gmail.com.