We are placed in the outer part of the Trondheim Fjord in a tiny village, so it is very quiet here. We do our own cooking and make sure the maintenance is up to date, so all in all it is not far from normal except that the ship is steady.
This also means that I am able to do some woodworking in the evening once the chores of the day are done. So I should be able to make a decent project this time, and I have long had the idea of trying to make a Pennsylvania spice chest.
They don't require a lot of hardware and the size is appropriate for something that needs to be taken on an air plane as luggage. Furthermore it is basically just a fancy box with a hinged door and a couple of extras.
The least appealing part of this project is that I am going to be needing a lot of thin stock, so that sort of rules out the usual pallet sides. We do have some heavier stock out here that is originally intended to serve as sides for shelves to keep stuff from flying around when the ship is in heavy seas. For some reason we have a lot more of these pieces than we have shelves. So I decided to use some of that extra wood for this project. It is S4S 6 x 1.5" spruce of a fair quality, but the size means that I have to do a lot of resawing.
I plan to make the overall size of the chest itself something like 16" high by 12" wide and 11" deep plus some legs of a kind.
The designs I have looked at range from 1/2" to 3/4" stock for the sides and 1/4" for the dividers between the drawers.
My sides will probably end up 9/16"'ish, and I hope the dividers will end up something like 3/8". But I will just do as usual, and try to get the stock flat and reasonably uniform.
For the sides it will be enough to split the board in two, but for the dividers I will split each board in three.
By the way, the Internet connection made sure it took 1 hour to upload those three pictures!
Stock before resawing.
First piece split in two.