It’s Monday and it’s back to the ole grind I go. This is another blog in my ongoing series to remodel my shop and make a saw till, drill press cabinet, tool cabinet, plane till and workbench. I have been woodworking for 16+ years and have always done my work in dark, dusty caves on anything that would resemble a bench. I have finally decided to spoil myself and go hog wild doing it. I wanted to bring you all along as I made these pieces as it will be a very epic build. I have begun the build by remodeling the shop a little to have a nice backdrop wall to place all the pieces on.
I then picked the saw till to begin with and it has gone well so far.
So today I worked on the face frame of the saw till. I cut it up a bit and removed a lot of wood with my grinder. The rest will be carved by hand, but the grinder does a great job of removing the wood easily to get started.
I routed the drawer opening with a flush trim bit and it rounded the corners over so I did the same to the drawer.
I marked out ruffly the shape I wanted and went to town grinding.
Here it is today’s progress, it looks great. It has a lot of carving to finish it up, but it looks like it will turn out nicely.
I mixed it up and didn’t match the drawing exactly because I thought all the pieces needed to go together a bit more. The tool cabinet is the focal point of the build so I made it go with that style.
Thanks for stopping by.
-- Brian Noel