QUESTION: HOW VERSATILE IS A LARGE BLANKET CHEST OR BOX? 15 Century Chest above My opinion…EXTREMELY! Antique Pennsylvania Chest above Here are my thoughts on the simple, large, well built CHEST, dovetailed nicely or fastened wit...
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Location: The Deep South
The Path to Woodworking
My father is a residential home contractor who built his business from scratch.I started off framing houses, digging foundations, and roofing.
My uncle is a professional cabinet maker and woodworker. I spent many days growing up working with them both. I slowly moved over from rough framing and woodworking to the art of woodworking and furniture making through independent research, books, family, and of course, youtube. My favorite method of working is by hand with traditional hand tools. I started with basic storage projects and am now doing furniture.
The satisfaction from creating something useful and appealing by hand
is simply amazing and rewarding. The coolest thing to do is to take discarded wood and materials and make a piece of useful appealing art.
A mallet or hammer
A small square
The Jack Plane
High Quality Heirloom Handsaws
Southern Pine...Its inexpensive and very forgiving...most of the time!
Oak...It lasts and lasts and lasts...
Roy Underhill... his amazing skill and humor
Christopher Schwarz...his influence on woodworking through writing
Rob Cosman...simply put...dovetails
Favorite Current Books
The Joiner and the Cabinet Maker
Furniture in The Southern Style
The Essential Woodworker
The Toolbox Book
and of course...The Anarchist's Tool Chest
1.Shaker Coat Rack and Shelf
2. Jewelry Hanger
3. Large Dog House
4. Six Foot Shelf
5. Four Foot Shelf
6. Handtool Cabinet
7. Framing Lumber Tool Box
8. Picture Frames
9. Bird House
10. Barn Wood Coffee Table (2)
11. Clamp and Storage Rack
12. Music Rack
13. Heirloom Tool Chest
-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23
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|commented on||"Chief's Shadow Box"||20 days ago|
|commented on||Heirloom Tool Chest Variation||20 days ago|
|replied on||Best Bench Chisel Out there?||116 days ago|
|replied on||TOOL of the YEAR||116 days ago|
|commented on||Reclaimed Lumber Sturdy Workbench||124 days ago|
|added project||Reclaimed Lumber Sturdy Workbench||152 days ago|
|commented on||Might as well have taken €20 and flushed it down the toilet.||160 days ago|
|commented on||Traditional Cabinet Maker Tool Chest from sheet goods and pine board||160 days ago|
|commented on||Curly Cherry Lowboy||160 days ago|
|replied on||Help with shipping quote||160 days ago|
|started topic||hand tool woodworking bliss||173 days ago|
|added blog entry||THE BLANKET CHEST PERSUASION||182 days ago|
|commented on||How to Upgrade Chisels?||182 days ago|
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Garlick and Son Rip Saw The original Garlick and Son Saw Company was started in 1858 according to the webpage. http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/acatalog/The_Lynx_Range.html My Garlick and Son (Lynx) saw arrived today. I purchased it o...
OK I like a few of them, but here is my favorite tool chest design and build to date. This is one built by Christopher Schwarz and featured on his Lost Art Press Blog. Feel Free to post your favorite tool chest designs and builds from ar...