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Childs Play #5: Small Tool Chest.. Case and Bottom Skirt..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 12-13-2014 03:34 AM 1565 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Toy Handplane Build #4.... Finishing Up The Handplane Part 5 of Childs Play series Part 6: Small Tool Chest #2.. Done Just Need to Finish.. »

With the tools for Christmas I wanted to give him something to hold them all in. That means some sort of tool chest. I tossed around different ideas for a bit and decided on a small ATC build.

Here is more or less the inspiration piece..

I pulled out a piece of poplar and started cutting. I was able to get all 4 sides cut from one board and I have a miscut piece that I am using for the skirt and top banding.

Dovetails were cut on day one of this..

Then came the skirt..

Then I decided to dado the skirt to accept a 1/4” plywood bottom. I don’t think this would work in a larger chest but it should hold just fine for this little guy. I really have no idea as I am simply making this up as I go lol.

Then today I got out my #45 again and played around with the bead cutter. It could have come out better btu it will work. I learned a lot during the process so that is something.

Then it was time to glue up what I have so far..

Annnnd this is where we are for now..

A how about that! They all fit lol..

Next up is the lid then till and fitting in.. Stay tuned!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"



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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 04:00 AM

Looks like a cherished gift. Great pictures and build. Merry Christmas.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 04:04 AM

Wow, that combo plane looks really satisfying to use. The tool box came out great, too :)

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 04:15 AM

Wow you’re really going all out. Nice job on the dovetails and fast too. I must have missed the chisel build somewhere, I caught the saw and plane.

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Airframer

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 04:29 AM



Wow you re really going all out. Nice job on the dovetails and fast too. I must have missed the chisel build somewhere, I caught the saw and plane.

- Tim

It was easy to miss. It was a quick one day build that I only posted about in the chisel thread.

Here are more pics of it..

And a group shot..

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 08:38 AM

That is truly amazing Eric. I hope I’ll be half as an amazing dad to my children as you are. That is spectacular and you are truly raising a winner there, no questions about that.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 09:00 PM

Excellent.

-- ~Tony

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