Tool chest or blanket chest? #2: tool chest or blanket ? #2

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-05-2014 01:27 AM 1603 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Tool chest, the corners get shaped Part 2 of Tool chest or blanket chest? series Part 3: end panel »

Got back down to the Dungeon Shop, figured it was time to hand plane some parts smooth. That way, I can reference off the pieces better. Corner posts were first up. Set up a bench hook of sorts. More of a plane stop. Added a piece of thin scrap to one side, square to the end cleat. Placed the first piece in, and added a screw to keep things tight.

Plane stop itself is screwed down through the scrap pieces, as well. Won’t bother the bench’s top, anyway. Planed the face of each corner post with a jack plane first, to get rid of the rough sawn look. Then a few swipes with a smoother to shine it up

Even the knots looked better. Once the corner posts were all smooth, I moved on to the dividers, as they were a might rough too. Got to be a little crowded on the bench, though

Moved all of these off the bench, and the plane stop. Had more saw work to do. Much like before, I planed one edge straight and square, and marked a cut line. Circular to make the cut. Then hand plane to makes things straighter.
Some needed a bit more work than others

Not exactly the straightest of edges.. Got a few sawn, and spent a little time planing the edges

Top two pieces were done, still had to cut the next two. Once a board was cut, it was clamped into the Crochet

and the sawn edge cleaned up. That C clamp is just for the board to rest on. A small hammer drives the board into the Crochet to make it clamp up. Right now, cutting pieces for the rails/stiles ( the horizontal pieces ) for the front and back. Still have to made some raised panels, too. The back of this chest will be out of pine, not enough Walnut for it, if I want a decent top, too. Pine floor for the chest as well.

Need to start making some tenons as well, so I can start glue-ups. One thing about all this hand plane work, it is a CARDIO WORKOUT! Couple of hours, and it gets a bit rough to go back upstairs. WHEW!!

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

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 01:35 AM

It’s gonna be a nice ‘en! Keep at it and share.

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 02:50 AM

A lot of work there!
I can understand the “WHEW!!”

I didn’t see any of my Mountain Dews in the pictures….
May be more Dews & less WHEWS!!!

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

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