|Project by measure1_cut2||posted 02-06-2009 05:39 AM||2646 views||4 times favorited||24 comments|
I started woodworking by taking one of those continuing adult education courses through the local community college. Everyone there was making big pieces of furniture, tables, desks, french doors, bookshelves, etc. I chose a tool box. I thought wow! – that so practical – I can make it and use it later. I download a plan and started to work. The plan called for pine – but I thought Oak and Mahogany would look better. So I went ahead and started to build it. I noticed the Oak was a bit heavier that Pine but what the hey I could use the workout. Then those finger joints – I learned never make a finger joint jig out of pine. It worked OK for the first three corners but moved on the last joint. After 5 more panels I finally got it to fit. So now I have a toolbox with (feels like) 50 lbs of oak. Needless to say it stay put and does not travel with me. There was a reasion for the pine.
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