|Project by lateralus819||posted 08-22-2015 09:59 PM||3125 views||12 times favorited||41 comments|
Hello all. Finally have a new project after a long while! What a relief to finally be done with this and able to use it. I’m sure I will get flack for using something like this for tools but I think it’s a good investment.
I was wanting a “new” style to toy with and was in the middle of some other projects that we’re starting to bore me. This was intended as a “quick” project. 3 months later with some hours here some there. No weekends and no tuesdays. Sometimes I just didn’t feel like working on it, so it took a while. I started with a very figured piece of 4/4 African Mahogany that was 5’ long x 16” wide.
All the joints were cut by hand which took a long time. The only “Screwup” was not being satisfied with the skirting and remaking the whole thing. The plugs took FOREVER! I found out a hand drill is best. For some reason a drill press leaves swirls. I think the hand drill has a little bit of inconsistancy due to the human touch which makes them perfect.
The only fasteners are for the hinges and the saw rack. I still need to figure out storage for a lot of tools but I’m sure I’ll get there. None of the dims were planned so a lot of my tools own’t fit (Doh!)
Not a big fan of these small SOSS hinges. While I did (luckily) nail the mortises perfect on the first try, the back seems to stay elevated when closing. It needs a little nudge to sit flat.
All in all I learned a tremendous amount about myself and my capabilities as a woodworker. It gives me hope for the future. I also learned to keep my cool a lot. When a problem arose I took a break and thought through it as to avoid anger and disappointment.
The finish is Old masters oil finish with 2 coats of Howards feed-n-wax. I hope you enjoy.