Tool tote travel 3
finger joints on a template / jig
This is third part of the tool tote travel.
Now I have cut dovetails by hand, so it’s time to play with machines again…
This time some finger joints, since it’s a learning experience.
I bought some years ago a router template for finger joints, and half blind dovetails.
I paid 100$ on a sale and never opened the box… So now it was time!
I found a 10 mm router bit as the set needed, and made a test cut on some plywood…
Or more exactly it was not a 10 mm bit, since the tails did not fit, and it was more blowout, that cut…
So from now it could only get better!
So a new bit found, and it fit.
Still a lot of blow out.
Lesson learned, choose right bit, use a piece of scrap wood to stop blow out.
Cutting the pine for my little boxes. My sweet God of wood, I love that Festool saw, I cant belive all the years I spend with a old skill saw, and a dull blade, wondering why my wood working never got to a higher level…
Smoking a pipe, and watching my job.
We must never forget to enjoy, this is at the end the essence, and the smell of fresh cut pine, mixed with a good tobacco – wauuuuuuu….
All set up, and ready to go.
I have this old ‘extra’ router, that I mounted the base plate on, in this way, I can leave it on, and use it only for this purpose.
First box cut, it was really easy, but I need to be more patient, and forgot my lesson learned, that I needed a scrap wood in front to avoid blow out…
Cutting a rabbet on the table saw, to mount the bottom of the box.
A vintage architect with glasses need that!
Cutting a bottom board.
I use here for the test some thin plywood, even it’s a stranger in the design…
Front view, of the bottom – does this sounds naughty or is it just me…
I probably looked too much in the Big But book!
A box, and a match box.
Glue up, now I remembered paper under – clever me!
One box will be just glued.
One box will be glued and then get some plastic wood filler.
Wood filler. Yes I wanted to try the difference on the two boxes, just to experiment.
Little box by the wall, who is prettiest of them all?
Not bad with some wood filler!
What can I say, a little but ok gap….
That’s just what we are looking for!
Using that ugly Stanley saw! Japanese… Chinese perhaps! For some flush cut I think you call it!
Rails are mounted with glue and pegs.
Plenty of clamps – enough actually.
Tool tote on the wall,
who is useful after all…
Again I’ll split the blog up, so it does not become too long for a ISDN connection…
In the next part I will make the interior finish I think.
Hope this little travel can be to inspiration, or in best case a tool tote
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.