Tool Chest #3: Almost A Lid

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Blog entry by JaLatham posted 12-07-2011 06:15 AM 1741 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Starting The Lid Part 3 of Tool Chest series Part 4: Chest Done »

Laying out lid parts for marking.

Marking from the piece being used, instead of measuring and worrying about numbers allows you to be way more accurate.

Squaring up the panel.

I cut right on the line this time. Practice really does help!

“Scrubbing” the panel to width with my fore plane.

Jointing the edge.

Plowing end grain is no joke!

Boring holes in the frame fore drawboring with my little helper.

Almost a lid! Just need to make a skirt, attatch hinges, and a chain, then I can build the trays on the inside.

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Don W

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#1 posted 12-07-2011 02:15 PM

great chest. Good job on the blog too.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 03:13 PM

Very nice all round !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 03:39 PM

The chest is moving along. Its cool all with hand tools. With the plow plane, it does not look like you used a backer block to prevent blow out. (I wouldn’t know if thats what would be done). The reason I ask, I just took out a chip working on end grain useing a very sharp low angle block plane.
Nice working with a heper too.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 03:39 PM


-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 03:57 PM

No, I didn’t use a backer block. Its hard to tell, but there’s already a groove on the far side. It did blow out a little, but not where I’ll see it. So in the name of saving a little time…

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#6 posted 12-07-2011 04:06 PM

Your chest is looking really good.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 12-07-2011 06:59 PM

Really Looking good. I’m still intriged with your work bench. I would like to know more about your bench vise, if you have any information.

Thank You,

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#8 posted 12-07-2011 07:02 PM

Love it. Looks bulletproof with that drawboring.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 12-07-2011 07:06 PM

Nice work. Thanks for all the pics.

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

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 10:54 PM

I’m wondering if your helper is thinking that you spelled ‘toy chest’ wrong. Nice craftsmanship.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#11 posted 12-13-2011 04:49 PM

Nice job all around, looking forward to the next installment!

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

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