Wedged M&T by hand - Japanese-style Tool Box with Sliding Lock

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Project by ChuckM posted 11-19-2017 01:20 PM 1192 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Size: 13cm (H) x 25cm (W) x 56cm (L)
Wood: Douglas fir
Joinery: Wedged M&T
Finish: None
Hand tools: Mostly Veritas…marking gauges, chisels, sliding bevel gauge, plow plane (T&G), dovetail saw and BU smoother
Completion: Summer 2017

Trick to drill plumb -

Trick to drill deep holes (sharpened “clothes hanger” bit) –

Trick to allow for wood movement (tongue & groove bottom) –

(Wedging) action! -

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 11-19-2017 06:44 PM

Beautifully done!

-- Todd

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#2 posted 11-20-2017 02:09 PM

This is such a nice box and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 11-26-2017 12:30 PM

Ug…you’re right on with the challenging joinery. My “ug” meaning I’ve worked hard at it. Very well done.

-- If you watch the clock, you’ll never be more than just one of the hands.

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 12:20 AM

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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