|Project by Mike Metzger||posted 05-29-2014 04:10 PM||3013 views||10 times favorited||14 comments|
After utilizing the site for a lot of inspiration in the past, i decided to post a project. I just recently completed making a saw till. I enjoy refurbishing old tools and most recently hand saws so i needed a place to store them.
I made the till out of 5/4 birch. All the joinery is done with hand-cut dovetails. I’ve only made a few projects with dovetails so I’m still getting the hang of it but pretty happy the way these turned out. By the end of cutting all the dovetails on this i was much more confident. I was so confident that i wanted to cut a few more dovetails and made a small cherry box to put some of my saw files and accessories in.
The back braces and front brace of the till are also dovetailed into the side of the case with one big tail. The front brace is rounded over on the top and bottom so it would “comfort” the saws a little better. I created the kerfs for the saws to rest in on the table saw with a thin kerf blade. The far right 4 kerfs were made a little wider to house my Veritas Cross cut saw, Japanese saw, dovetail saw and a new Veritas dovetail saw i have on order. I wanted to store these with the blade guard on, which is why the kerf is slightly bigger.
I finished the project off with a few coats of 1/3 poly, 1/3 mineral spirits, and 1/3 boiled linseed oil.
I have a few more pictures on my blog at http://woodworkingmansblues.com/2014/05/26/saw-till-w-dovetails/
-- Mike - woodworkingmansblues.com