|Project by Combo Prof||posted 08-14-2016 08:10 PM||1459 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
This is my first major hand-tool project. A Cabinet/till storage for my user Stanley planes and Chisels. Mostly made from rough saw air dried ash. Some (crate) scavenged oak and ash. Drawers are faced with cherry and birch knobs. It features (my first) hand cut dove tails and (my first) hand cut dadoes. Two of the shelves were made from hand jointed scavenge Oak and ash. Best part is now I have drawers for my Chisels. Measures 29” wide, 34” high and 8.5” deep.
- First view of completed shelving
- Second view
- Fuzzy picture of whats in the drawers.
- My first dovetail joint (with chamfered edge).
- Bottom shelf, besides being in a dado, is wedge pinned. (Red heart wedges).
Here are a few progress photos:
(A) Paul Sellers method of cutting Dovetails:
(B) Waste between tails chopped away:
(C) Dadoes cut:
(D) Jointing up shelves:
(F) Vertical till failure. I tried to work out a vertical till, but in the end I decided because is so narrow that it would put my planes at a dangerous risk of falling. And I don’t really like the looks of vertical tills anyway.
I may add cabinet doors on later and I will add grip-shelf liner when I get some. Finished so far with one application of with blo and mineral spirits. I’ll add more coats later. Then maybe tru-oil on the drawer fronts.
Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed.
-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)