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Dutch Tool Chest #3: Front and Back Panels

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 02-22-2015 04:54 PM 1555 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Main Carcass Assembly Part 3 of Dutch Tool Chest series Part 4: Hinges and Lid »

In this entry, I’ve made a beveled edge front for the tool chest, and made the tongue and groove boards for the back panel.


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After I matched the angle to the front of the chest, I planed off the edge of the front board. This will allow the lid to sit flush all the way around.
 
 

 
 

I used my #45 to cut tongue and groove boards for the back of the chest.
 
 

The bottom board, I secured in place with two screws on the bottom of both sides, and three screws along the bottom edge. The top isn’t screwed in place, so it can move as it needs with expansion and contraction.
 
 

The subsequent boards are only screwed into place on the bottom of each side. This holds the previous board in place, while still allowing for movement.
 
 

The top board also has a bevel to match the lid as well.
 
 
 
Thanks for checking it out!
Thanks

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



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#1 posted 02-22-2015 05:31 PM

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#2 posted 02-22-2015 05:32 PM

I’d say only if you come pick it up, but given how many miles you log for repo, Chicago to Minneapolis would be nothin’ lol

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2015 07:31 PM

Mos, is the notch for your hinges?

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

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#4 posted 02-22-2015 07:32 PM

^ Great question.

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#5 posted 02-22-2015 07:52 PM

It will be, yes. I didn’t get any pictures before I did that lol That’ll be in the next video :-)

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#6 posted 02-22-2015 08:44 PM

Moss, I don’t see the notches on the fronts of the shelf surfaces. Are you not using the slotted slat lock system?

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

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#7 posted 02-22-2015 08:45 PM

The poplar is looking very good by the way.

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

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#8 posted 02-22-2015 09:10 PM

Thanks Brad. I plan to, I just haven’t gotten that far yet. I was figuring I’d get to that part once I make the front panel. I’ll be taking it all apart again anyway, so I can make some dados for stuff in the bottom compartment, I think. That part is still up in the air at this point

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#9 posted 02-22-2015 10:01 PM

I think the bottom-compartment dados are a good plan.

Will you be adding casters to the bottom?

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#10 posted 02-22-2015 10:04 PM

I have some laying around that I thought I might use, but it may depend on how much I actually want to move it around, not sure yet.

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#11 posted 02-23-2015 02:48 AM

Chest is coming along nicely. Your shop looks like a nice place to work too.

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#12 posted 02-23-2015 03:44 AM

Thanks Greg, certainly more enjoyable than the old apartment workshop lol

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#13 posted 02-23-2015 03:54 PM

Great video, Mos. You make tongue and groove look so easy.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#14 posted 02-23-2015 04:05 PM

Thanks, I’ve done a bit of it Todd lol I won’t lie, though, I did have a board that got scrapped because I screwed it up (too heavy of a cut going against the grain)

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#15 posted 02-23-2015 05:51 PM

Chris, thanks for the blogs and videos, kinda a small kick in the arse. If my shop would get above freezing i would be attempting to do this myself, though slightly longer i think. I want to get my H&H in mine with my 5.5 and 4.5, and my new-to-me D8 rip somewhere (lid i suppose). Probably be first project where i use a few of my tools for first time seriously(45, d8, dovetail saw). Seriously need to get my tools in a chest of some sort, keep the rusty cancer from forming as quick.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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