|Project by Therockingestlobster||posted 05-10-2015 04:42 AM||1374 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
My dog, Cassie, died the day I purchased the wood for the body of the chest. When I finished it, I burned her name into the lid. She was an absolute sweetheart so I thought it would be a good way to remember her.
I learned so much from Chris Schwarz’s book, The Anarchist’s Toolchest and refer to it often when I’m considering purchasing a new or used tool. I practiced dovetails every day for a month before starting this and am happy knowing this is a solid piece of work that will serve me for many years. The tills slide well on the oak runners and the molding plane till is a nice feature.
While I made this pretty much identical to Chris’, what learned enabled me to better understand the kind of woodworker I am and what I can do to tailor future projects to my own style.
-- Write drunk, edit sober. -EH