Tool tote travel
glue up and details
This is second part of the tool tote travel.
Time for glue up.
Table covered, water, PU glue, brush and gloves.
Applying water on the joints, so the glue will work, and expand as wanted.
Then the glue, and the rest is a just a puzzle, where you don’t want to use your camera, since you forgot to wear the gloves, and had glue all over…
So here we are with clean fingers, and a clamped up tool tote.
It’s important that you have remembered the handle at this point, since mine can’t come out again…
Starting to make the interior.
The dreawers that will later come needs something to ride on, so while the glue dry, I plane and cut the two ‘runners’.
I also decided at this point to make some pegs to hold the handle.
So I took a piece of cut of from the branch, and cut it up.
(On the side you see the beautiful burl I got from my friend Jamie).
Dish sanding in shape.
Cut to length.
Clamps removed after dry up, and ready for some finish.
First with the scraper. Not bad at all for a vintage architect…
Ok all was not perfect after all…
So I mix some sawdust and some white glue to make a filler to hide my mistakes from my LJ friends!
Time to fix the handle, and to change my mind!
The idea with the wooden pegs, are not elegant enough, it’s too rustic for my design…
Drilling a hole! Bravo!!!
Making some new pegs, out of round stock.
Pointing one end, so they will glide through the holes.
After hammering them in place with a little glue added, I cut of the ends.
This I believe gives a more discrete but still visual joint.
And yes I wax!
Two mistakes here!
First are the spur by the dovetail, I cut too deep with the marker, but this is easy to solve with a glue and sawdust mixture.
What is worse is that I did not think of the gab that would come on top where the two sides meet (I had made my marking after the side before the dovetail was subtracted)… Learning by doing!
Rescue 911, I saw it down, in a matching curve – and we are close….
Time to spin that sander!
And a smaller for the meeting point.
And here we are! Ready to take that pipe for a walk.
And inside the box two little fine pegs, ready for another project…
I’ll split the blog up here again, so it does not become too long for a ISDN connection…
In the next part I will make the interior.
Hope this little travel can be to inspiration, or in best case a tool tote
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.