ok, been a while since i posted anything, so here goes....
got the bottoms put in the other day. then, it was on to fitting the lids to the boxes, then securing them with the blue tape, so that i can cut the strapping, and add to the chest.
all that is left after that, is to add the decorative nails, hasps, and hinges.
well, back to these again! got 4/5 of them strapped and nailed today. with 52 nails per chest, that made for 208 nails pre-drilled and driven over the last couple of days. after the last one is done, then it will be on to the hasps, and hinges. pics later!
started the hinges today. the gun bluing works pretty good for hiding the steel screw heads. i have also decided to use some smaller upholstery nails to hold down the ends in back, where the strapping will be cut.