Mother Nature and I seem to have been at odds for at least a week. Rain, rain, and more rain. I know we need rain, but enough is enough! I did, however, manage to squeeze in a couple of hours of shop time, between downbursts, to complete the carving on the sides.
I am so glad I decided to buy the 6mm #3 gouge. This strapwork would not have been possible with it.
With rebates cut and the carcass fitted and squared, I formed the pintles for the hinge cleats.
I’ll get the bottom and lid installed once I can get back into the shop.