Dutch Tool Chest Build-a-long

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Blog series by Brian Gulotta updated 03-18-2017 05:20 PM 5 parts 3530 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Intro

02-24-2017 10:36 PM by Brian Gulotta | 0 comments »

I have quickly found out that bringing my tools inside when not in use and piling tools under my workbench was for the birds. I am in desperate need of a nice tool chest to store everything safely and securely when not in use. I also have a personal goal of wanting to work through all the scrap wood I have lying around to learn on and make as many things as I can from. This will also help get the shop much better organized as well. I was able to get through a lot of the construction grade SYP...

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Part 2: I've got some planin' to do

02-27-2017 10:32 PM by Brian Gulotta | 3 comments »

After a couple of days in the shop, I have the main case and shelf pieces dimensioned and ready to rip in half to the best of my abilities. Assuming all goes reasonably well with that I will be ready to start on the dovetails and dado for the shelf here in a day or so. Wish me luck!

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Part 3: Not quite ready to resaw yet

03-05-2017 01:10 PM by Brian Gulotta | 6 comments »

Well I found out that I am really in need of a plough plane with a small iron or a kerfing plane before I can get accurate enough resawing. You can see my attempt at it on the first board I had dimensioned. By the time I was finished I didn’t have enough material left to make the sides from. So I used a piece of pine I had laying around that was already dimensioned to make the sides and bottom. Those are now dovetailed and fitting quite nicely. Using this lumber was not without its own ...

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Part 4: Shelf Dados Complete

03-17-2017 07:41 PM by Brian Gulotta | 3 comments »

I was finally able to get a little time in the shop to work on my tool chest. I finished the shelf dados and am ready to make the shelf and some clamping cauls to assist in the case glue up. My dad is in the process of flattening the bottoms of some of my planes for me at the machine shop were he works, so I won’t be able to finish the shelf until I get them back. I am patiently waiting.

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Part 5: Case complete

03-18-2017 05:20 PM by Brian Gulotta | 1 comment »

I finished up the main case and am ready to start working on the front and back of the chest. Wish me luck!

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