Cabinetmaker's Toolchest #3: More progress...casters

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Blog entry by dannorocks posted 12-23-2015 12:18 AM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Dovetailing the case and bottom skirt Part 3 of Cabinetmaker's Toolchest series Part 4: Tool rack and drawers »

Well progress hasn’t been that great for me lately since my last entry in November. I spent a few hours in the shop and put battons on the bottom and installed the casters. I set the skirt a inch past the batton to hide the casters (Harbor Freight) and it looks good and moves around well. I still need to plane down the end grain of my skirt’s dovetails, but here’s what I have done so far.

I’m looking forward to build the drawers. I still haven’t decided exactly how I’m going to make the lid yet, but it will be a traditional raised panel.

Here’s the floating, lidless chest.

I put some of my tools in to get an idea how much space I’ll have. Lots of room to grow.

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 01:28 AM

Very nice.

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 02:42 PM

That is coming along beautifully! Keep it up!

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 03:22 PM

This is looking very nice. When it is finished it will make a great addition to your shop.

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 11:03 PM

That’s turning in to one nice box for tool!!!

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