Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where was I?

Three months ago I started making a home for a friends Isle of Lewis chessmen.  I have been lucky enough to have done most of the construction steps twice, including the construction of the internal dividers.  Initially I was trying to use some of my old cedar but it proved too soft and fragile to be able to cut and handle such thin pieces.  I remade the dividers with some hardwood and made internal covers and lined them with felt to keep the pieces in place during storage and transport.  The panels slip in under end cleats much like the Japanese toolboxes I have made.