Sunday, 2 March 2014

Two inch rosehead nails

So here they are. Very exciting. Well done Justin Fletcher the blacksmith.

I am in danger of finishing this chest one day soon. One of the last jobs to do is nail the floorboards up to the back bottom rail with these lovely beeswax-dipped rosehead nails. Here are the tongue and grooved boards in, supporting each other and in turn being supported by a groove in the front bottom rail.

First I must drill some holes to take the nails.

And countersink.

Then trim off the floorboards flush with the back rail.

Only a tidy up and beeswax to apply and she's ready to go.

I quartered this log yesterday. Although there's a branch in one quarter, this other quarter should yield some bent stiles for the settle.

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