I have completed my five cases for holding Monotype composition matcases. Despite my efforts to get the grooves uniformly deep, I found after assembling the cases that some grooves were too shallow. This meant that I spent a lot of time fitting the partitions, either trimming their width at a bit of an angle when they were tight at the back of the case, or using a handsaw to deepen the grooves near the front of the case.
They look quite nice, even if I did not apply any finish to the wood. The matcases either come flush to the front of the case or stick out about ⅜″.
The problem? They’re full and I still have at least 18 matcases to store! I should have made 7 rather than 5! Although I have enough lumber to make two more they’ll have to wait a few days because I have to make some pulp beating sticks.