This eleven minute video chronicles the construction of a reproduction Block Front Chest using hand tools. It is impressive work.
Every now and then I run across something that is to good to keep to myself. Such is the case with the Block Front Chest crafted by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers.
Thankfully, they utilize social media and have a presence on YouTube as well as Facebook where they regularly update their projects with video as well as photography.
I encourage you to view this eleven minute video which gives an over view a recent project, a reproduction of a John Townsend Newport Block Front Chest. The build utilized many hand tool techniques that I suspect would have been true to the original construction process. The use of chisels and hand planes is excellent and the video shows an overall master level of craftsmanship (if you are viewing this post via RSS or email, you may need to click through to my blog to see the video).
I'd like to someday get to this level of work.