|I used only Roman nails, even to attach the battens for the large panels like the lid.|
I had to use about six coats (maybe more, I don't remember) in order for this light color to cover. There still is some parts that you can see under the paint, but mostly I'm happy. That, and I refuse to use more than four liters of skim milk.
I painted over the nail heads, too. To clean them up, I found that a Q-tip soaked in water did a good job of removing the paint on them. I think I have to buy the Frau some more Q-tips now.
|The chest lift really pops against a bright background.|
While I'm at it, the lid fit just a little tight on one side, resulting from one of the hinges being off just a gnat's nadger. I decided to plug those holes, too, and install the hinge just a little farther to the right.
|Plugging holes with bamboo skewers. Greg would be proud.|
|They get sawed off flush with my Dick saw.|
|Hinges installed and visible from the back.|
|As you can see, I still need to sort out the guts, and make it friendly to hold tools.|
|More likely I'll over stuff it with tools and slam the front on before they fall out.|
|Battens are resting on the chest locks.|
|Here's a closer view. I don't think this is much of a problem, just some triming of one or the other.|
|I suppose she's right.|
Schwarz's videos are great because he gets real basic with how to perform each part of the build. He has several videos describing how he does dovetails, but he describes it on this one, too. I highly recommend this video, and even if you know how you want to build it, some questions you might have will likely be answered.
I think that once you understand why he does it the way he does on the video, you can choose for yourself if that is how you would do it. For example, I used a much more modest tool set to build mine, and I also used clenched nails to fix the battens on the large panels, something he does in a different way.
Not that my way is better, but my way fit my idea of how it should be done, and more importantly, my tool set.
I am really looking forward to having a proper place to keep my tools. I really miss my tool chest from my Munich workshop, and I think this will be a good solution.