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Dutch Tool Chest #2: Main Carcass Assembly

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 01-03-2015 08:20 PM 1939 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Main Frame Stock Prep Part 2 of Dutch Tool Chest series Part 3: Front and Back Panels »


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvDEvpPEj2k

In this one, I dovetailed the two sides and the bottom piece together. I also cut the dados in the side pieces for the upper shelf.

 
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I don’t have any pictures of the dovetails in progress, but they’re just your standard through dovetails, gang cut, coped out, and cleaned up with a chisel.

I did, however, get a good set of images for how I made the dados.


 
First I mark out the dado with a knife on one side (only one side first), and chisel to make a knife wall.
 
 

 
Next I saw down to depth using a back saw.
 
 

 
I chisel a longer slope into the saw cut side.
 
 

 
That longer slope allows me to hold the shelf against the other wall, and then mark the second one off that width easier.
 
 

 
I knife, chisel, and saw the other wall the same as the first.
 
 

 
I chisel out as much of the waste as I can. Bevel up as far as I can reach first.
 
 

 
I use bevel down and a mallet to go the rest of the way across. Make sure you stop just shy of the other edge, so you don’t get blow out. I come back from the other side to finish it off.
 
 

 
With the bevel down, I clean up the dado a little more by just shaving off high spots with the chisel.
 
 

 
Then I finish off with my router plane.
 
 

 
I number the dado, and call it good.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com



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#1 posted 01-03-2015 08:47 PM

Wonderful blog Mos. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I love it. Great craftsmanship.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 09:14 PM

Nice to see the making of this dutch chest. I,m dutch and never had seen this model before.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 10:10 PM

So neat and tidy. Great to watch someone else work. I am tempted to make a video of me working lol…. tasmanian devil comes to mind lol.

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

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 10:31 PM

Mos, please hurry up. I’m doing the inside of mine and need someone to plagiarize :-) Already swiped Brads lid saw till! Anyway, great video buddy.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 10:58 PM

Watching you work is a joy. It makes me actually believe I can achieve such fine results by hand. Thanks for taking the time to photograph and document your work. I know it’s like double work doing that.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 11:18 PM

Nice Mos. Looks like you’re having fun with it.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 11:24 PM

You’re setting a new standard Mos. Another great video.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#8 posted 01-04-2015 04:45 AM

Thanks guys!

Dutchy That’s kind of funny, would it just be called a “Tool Chest” for you then? lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#9 posted 01-04-2015 04:58 AM



So neat and tidy. Great to watch someone else work. I am tempted to make a video of me working lol…. tasmanian devil comes to mind lol.
- Airframer

It’s called editing ;-) For a video such as this one (~6:30), I pull from around an hours worth of video that I recorded…


Mos, please hurry up. I m doing the inside of mine and need someone to plagiarize :-) Already swiped Brads lid saw till! Anyway, great video buddy.
- theoldfart

Lol that’s the part I’m trying to figure out too! Not quite sure how I want to lay it out yet… I’m working on finishing up the lid at the moment, then all that’s left is interior stuff and the front panel/door

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#10 posted 01-04-2015 02:04 PM

Nice blog Mos, thanks for posting.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#11 posted 01-04-2015 03:13 PM

Nice work, Mos. Very clean.
Thanks for sharing all the photos of the dado! Should speed up my efforts…

Edit…OK…adding leather to my holdfast today…

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

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#12 posted 01-08-2015 04:10 PM

Looks like a fun project. Its coming along great!

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

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#13 posted 01-08-2015 08:34 PM

I learn so much from you Mos.

Thank you.

-- ~Tony

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#14 posted 01-08-2015 09:59 PM

Me too.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#15 posted 01-08-2015 11:47 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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