|Project by Alistair||posted 10-01-2014 03:40 PM||3766 views||19 times favorited||11 comments|
I recently completed a saw till for my workshop and hopefully you don’t mind me sharing.
It is made from cheap 3/4” softwood as I initially made it as a practice run, but now that it is hung and has the saws in it, I think I will be keeping it for a while.
The design is something that is quite common although all dimensions were made to suit the particular saw collection I have. I also wanted it to be able to accommodate my Japanese saws as well.
The stand out aspect of this project for me is that it is my first project containing dovetails. So as I am sure many of you appreciate, it is a milestone for sure. Although they are not perfect, I am quite pleased with how they turned out, especially as they are my first go. I used a Veritas 1:6 Dovetail saddle for marking out.
Made almost exclusively using hand tools, I only used a chop saw to cut the slots for the saw blades.
There will be an addition of drawers into the shelf area at a later date, I am just not 100% sure how I would like to do them yet, I am leaning towards 4 shallower drawers rather than one or two deeper ones.
Sanded to 120 Grit and finished with two coats of Danish Oil, I didn’t need to go overboard on the finish as this is a workshop project.
All comments and/or questions welcome.
Thanks for reading guys.
-- For more details about this project please check out my Blog: http://shavingsandawl.com