I was awfully busy during class, and it felt like I was behind the pace of everyone else about 80% of the time, but once I finally got to point where I was waiting for glue to dry, I had a chance to take a few pictures.
Roy is performing surgery here. One unfortunate soul cut half of his pin board backward, a mistake that would have resulted in the front, side, and back of his box making an "S" shape instead of the more practical "U."
This is hide glue. It comes in crystals that must be soaked in water and heated in this hot-pot sort of thing. I'm guessing that's where the CrockPot people got their start. Don't accept that as fact.
This student is truing the 45 degree miter on the end of one of his skirt boards with a handplane and a jig.
And this lady is running a handplane IN A CORSET. And a BUSTLE. And, I'm sure, HIGH HEELS. The horror!
Roy, being a ham.
Everyone paired up to nail our bottom boards on with traditional cut nails.
Breakfast with Mike on the morning we left.
We nearly finished our boxes in the five days...but not quite. We got our lids built...
...but not trimmed, glued, or, obviously, finished. And no hardware applied.
Once I have my finish applied, though, I'm ready with the cast iron handles!
This is the bottom interior. It is tongue-and-groove with a bead running along the tongue.
This is a tongue-and-groove plane, in case you wanted to know. It's one of several styles.
This type has a pivot fence. I fell in love with it, so it came home with me. Paid for, of course. No one's stealing anything over here.
These came home, too. The one on the left was a freebie from Aunt Carol who David spent a day visiting in South Carolina.
This is called a router plane, or sometimes a Hag's Tooth. It routes a groove, but it is unique in its lack of fence...so it's perfect for running a groove down the middle of a wide board, like on a bookcase.
And this corner clamp came from an antique shop somewhere between Pittsboro and Pittsburgh.
Bill Anderson, me, and Roy Underhill. Again, being a ham.