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Six board chest
« on: 2014-04-24, 03:32:37 »
I've shifted from leather work and sewing for a bit. This is a six board chest that doubles as a bench, made at the request of my Lady.  18 X 11 X 34 inches and made of 1 inch thick pine.  The finish is milk paint waxed with a mixture of beeswax, linseed oil and turpentine.
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #1 on: 2014-04-24, 11:19:07 »
nice man, very nice

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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #2 on: 2014-04-24, 11:32:42 »
Beautiful! Pegs? Nails?
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #3 on: 2014-04-24, 12:51:25 »

That's great! A very nice, period look to it.
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #4 on: 2014-04-24, 13:45:14 »
Beautiful! Pegs? Nails?

Held together with forged head nails from Tremont nail company.  The hardware is cheap stuff I found at VanDykes restorations.  The hardware is held on by screws until I can find some handforged nails small enough to use on them.  I don't want to screw it up with modern round wire nails.
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #5 on: 2014-04-24, 13:56:06 »
Very nice! Was going to ask about the hardware since I have a six-board on my "to do" list (that will actually get done).
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #6 on: 2014-04-24, 18:46:32 »
what is a six-board chest exactly?
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #7 on: 2014-04-24, 19:05:54 »
what is a six-board chest exactly?

A chest made from 6 boards usually held together pegs or nails. If I am correct this is 13th century? I am not sure what is meant to be stored in it but I am sure it doesn't really matter. Very nice by the way.
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #8 on: 2014-04-24, 22:04:38 »
Very nice! Now I want one for my home. :)
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #9 on: 2014-04-24, 23:18:43 »
If I am correct this is 13th century?

Six-board chests span many centuries
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #10 on: 2014-04-25, 03:06:21 »
Here is a typical six board chest.  This one was made to store armor and was not intended to be mobile as my little chest is.

http://www.marhamchurchantiques.com/antique/english-medieval-armourers-chest/
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #11 on: 2014-04-25, 03:12:15 »
Now I want one. Need something to store mail in and other stuff. Question, I have been trying to research what people stored clothing in, in the 13th century and on, would anyone know?
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #12 on: 2014-04-26, 03:12:01 »
Nicely done!   :)
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #13 on: 2014-04-26, 11:27:26 »
Now I want one. Need something to store mail in and other stuff. Question, I have been trying to research what people stored clothing in, in the 13th century and on, would anyone know?

As far as I know, mostly chests like this.
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Re: Six board chest
« Reply #14 on: 2014-04-26, 15:10:00 »
Nice work!
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