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Tool box #2: French fitting

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Blog entry by Boatman53 posted 02-20-2013 01:49 AM 3200 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I stayed late at the shop and fitted all the tools in the door. I’m just too excited, and won’t be able to work on it this coming weekend. This is just a quick fit, all freehand router work. All the tools were just traced with a pencil.

With all the tools installed. The deepest routing still leaves a 1/4” thickness in the door panel.

That’s all I had time to work on today. I still need to figure out where where the catches or toggles are going to go to hold the tools in place, not just vertically but on occasion the box might lay on it’s back for transport.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 01:53 AM

Jim, that’s good stuff! Thanks for sharing, I’m getting some ideas here for my own tool layout ‘challenge…’

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Don W

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 02:01 AM

wow Jim, you’ve got a steadier router hand than I. It looks great so far.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Boatman53

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 02:25 AM

Thanks Don, it’s one of the Bosch colt routers in a micro fence plunge base. All done with a 1/4” bit. Oh yea, and I’ve got 30 years of shop time behind me. But I still credit the tools it is a sweet setup.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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Loren

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 02:34 AM

Nice work.

Makes me want to make some trays for my own jumbled
measuring and marking widgets. I’ve been thinking about
trying Kaizen foam from Fastcap, but French fitted trays
would be more interesting.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Boatman53

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 02:54 AM

Loren.. Go for it. It was easier than I thought it would be. It’s the first time I’d done any. A tray in a drawer could be even easier because instead of routing you could just outline and then cut it out with a coping saw, 1/2” or 3/8” tray would be fine. I know I’ll do this again.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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yuridichesky

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 05:20 AM

Now I know what the routers are good for. Great job.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 09:35 AM

Looks great so far. Very nice routing work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 02:07 PM

looks awesome, Jim! Great looking set of tools you got there, too!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 10:33 PM

Great work Jim! I’m having fun watching the progress.

I’ve got to remember this one as I make tool holders for my tool cabinet.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Mauricio

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#10 posted 02-20-2013 10:38 PM

Great work Jim! I’m having fun watching the progress.

I’ve got to remember this one as I make tool holders for my tool cabinet.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 08:38 PM

great work.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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RGtools

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#12 posted 03-16-2013 12:37 AM

Just killed 5 minutes going through this blog backwards. A great way to kill some time.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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