Tool Chest #1: Dovetails Done

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Blog entry by JaLatham posted 11-30-2011 08:41 PM 1721 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lately I’ve been working on a toolchest. So far, I’ve cut my first dovetails by hand, cut my first tongue and grooves, and assembled the case.

What looks like a gap in the back right corner is actually glue squeezout I haven’t cleaned up yet.

Next comes the lid, and my first raised panel with no power. Sweet.

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 08:51 PM

Nice work, its a an extremely good start to the handwork side of the fence

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 09:58 PM

Looking pretty darn good. Nice set of tools in the bottom too.

Raised panels by hand are so much fun (All my drawers are beveled on the bottom because this is one of my favorite tasks in the shop).

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

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 10:11 PM

Most impressive work for the first-go-round, for sure! Keep it up, keep taking pictures and sharing!

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

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 11:19 PM

Great job, thanks for the post. A tool chest is next on my list of shop equipment.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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