|Project by Paul||posted 05-03-2007 09:18 PM||4551 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I mess around with collecting old tools and old fishing tackle. I made three of these to sell/trade at an antique fishing tackle show I attended last weekend. (Sold two) The folks that set up next to me at the show called it an artifact chest and suggested I make more and attend artifact shows (native american axe heads, arrow points, etc.) I left the lining,
padding, etc. for the drawers up to the buyer Approximately 12”x12”x24”
Stained red oak and red oak plywood, pine as the secondary wood on the drawers. This was my “guinea pig” project for testing out my new Porter Cable dovetail jig for the half-blind dovetails. It worked pretty well. Yet, it’s all about being careful each time in the set-up to get a tight fit. You can see that the drawer slide system is wood runners mounted inside the chest and a dado cut in the sides of the drawers to accomodate the runners. The drawers are interchangeable for rotating displays of collectables to be seen through the top glass as desired.
A fun project of my own design but based on the principle of collectables coffee tables and map chests that I’ve viewed in the past.
-- Paul, Texas