As with many projects a lot of the work is in set-up and planning so if you are going to build one you may as well build two or more. This is true as well for the Townsend Document Chest project and I will be building two of these beautiful chests, both out of mahogany. I will be building them roughly in parallel, but hoping to use the first chest as a learning platform such that the second chest benefits from any “lessons learned. Still, I have started the primary layout work on the second chest so that when it comes to resawing the stock to the required thickness I can accomplish all of this at the same time. Progress on both chests will be documented in the associated picture gallery, and on posts here from time to time.