|Project by PDF||posted 09-01-2014 06:15 PM||1416 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
After reading Chris Schwarz’s Campaign Furniture, I was inspired to build something in that style. We just didn’t need any more furniture in our house. I have been struggling with what to do with my growing collection of handsaws and figured I would combine those ideas into a campaign saw nest for my shop. The result is a modified version of the strong trunk from the book.
The wood is sapele and the hardware came from Brusso and Lee Valley. That reversing grain, ribbony wood was quite a difficult job for my handplanes, even when straight off my stones. I ended up doing a mixture of planes and the sander to get the surface that I wanted. I enjoyed doing all the recesses for the brasses corners more than I thought I would. Fitting all the smaller saws in the lid was a fun puzzle as well. The rare earth magnet is a magical thing. I was happy to use a piece of scrap from my previous try square project that I just couldn’t toss as the retaining plate for the coping saw.
Hope you like it. Sometime I should take a break from wood work and try to learn how to photograph my projects more effectively. Nah, I have something more fun on the bench already.