Tool chest or blanket chest? #1: Tool chest, the corners get shaped

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Time to cut some items into parts for the corners. Need four skinny, and four wider pieces. The “skinny” ones will gain the thickness of the parts they mate into, at the corner. Measured how much room i needed before making the foot cut out. Hmm, about 15” or so. The i found something round to layout a curve for the foot. Ah, an old dust port for a router. Then drew a line down from the circle, about 1” from the outside edge.

Then continued the line across to get at least some usable scrap. Clamped the part to the bench, using a couple H-F clamps

and grabbed a sabresaw to make a cut, or two

Not the most “modern” of saws, but works. Got the parts cut out, but noticed some were a bit wider than needed, so

Marked a line, and plane down to a line.

Now I have all pieces cut out. Next up….grooves! Hopefully it will go better than the last time…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 207 days ago

I like this, it’s real woodworking. It may not be fine woodworking but it’s real woodworking born of necessity, ingenuity and creativity. In this craft there are levels I look at like fishing. A fly fisherman may need an expensive outfit, neoprene waders, and a Cabela’s vest and such but the guy catching bream with a cane pole is every bit the fisherman he is. He’s getting the job done and so are you.

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#2 posted 194 days ago

I missed this blog series….
I think I was either plowing during a storm….
Or fell asleep, due to the lack of Mountain Dew….
Is that MY Mountain Dew???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 192 days ago


-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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