|Project by CarterR||posted 09-25-2014 09:12 PM||2466 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I decided I need a way to transport my tools from one shop to another. I like Chris Schwartz’s Dutch Tool Chest and I thought it would be the best to carry and build. I had a good amount of rough cut cherry that was one inch thick and had twisted and bowed alot. I used a handplane on one side, since my jointer is 6” and is too small for the wide board. After good amount of of sweat I sent the other side through the planer. Most boards came out aroud 5/8” thick.
The bottom is held together with dovetails. It had been a while since I cut dovetails, the first side, not so great.
The bad side I used a chisel to get the dovetails to fit
The good side. I used a shinto rasp on the tails to get a snug fit. It worked much better.
The middle shelf is held in by a dado and cut nails. The back is shiplaped.
All the hardware and screws are brass. I used a piano hinge to hold the top on. The handles are made from leftover maple scraps. A few coats of tung oil to make that beautiful grain pop.
Here are some construction and glamour shots