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Project by Bradford posted 2425 days ago 7421 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little tools needed a place to stay, so I made this using the route-r-jig system from woodline. Pine/oak box with ply drawers, oak faces and brass knobs. This was a lot of fun and a nice addition to my little shop.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president





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Dadoo

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#1 posted 2425 days ago

Neat!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 2425 days ago

Nice. I like the alternating drawers.

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#3 posted 2425 days ago

The alternating drawers are what caught my eye too.
Very pleasing to the eye.

-- Still learning everything

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#4 posted 2425 days ago

I’ve had my jig system from Woodline for 2+ years and have yet to use it. First I had router problems and then I had router problems and then I had router problems… and then I had router problems… and then I gave up.

the tool chest is beautiful. I’d love that in my kitchen to hold gadgets and cutlery!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 2424 days ago

Great looking chest. Love the dovetails

-- bryano

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#6 posted 2424 days ago

Drawers can be a challenge to fit, and you did a great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 2424 days ago

I like it ! welcome to Lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 2423 days ago

Very nice set of drawers. Look too good for the workshop or is it the shop?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Bradford

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#9 posted 2423 days ago

Grumpy,
The box is in my little 4th bedroom/wood-shop. I keep my small rulers, mechanical pencils, extra scroll-saw blades, and such in a safe place. I use to have them in my shop apron but kept poking myself with sharp tips of bits and the corner of the ruler, so it was time to protect the tools from myself or vice versa. Thanks for asking.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 2423 days ago

Really nice little bit of furniture, and yes, the alternating drawer colors really make it sing. How did you do the doves? Looks like a Leigh jig profile.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Blake

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#11 posted 2422 days ago

Beautiful! I have seen that joinery technique in the advertisements but I had never actually seen someone use it for a project. Looks good.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Bradford

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#12 posted 2414 days ago

DOUG, The jig used was a woodline brand “route-r-jig”, simple set up and cutting is controlled and very precise. Wayne from woodline has a booth at “The woodworking shows”. His demonstration using a 12 year old girl to cut dovetails for a box was enough to sell me on the jig. I have made dozens of projects with it. But sadly I have no pics of them. It was only recently that I started documenting my work. And I am humbled to be part of this LJ wood-a-holic website. Thanks for looking at the work. Bradford

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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EGA

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#13 posted 2396 days ago

Man if the good lord made anything prettier than the grain on oak, well I guess he must have kept it to himself and didn’t let the rest of us in on it. Pretty as litter of speckled pups!! Semper Fi !

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/

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#14 posted 2359 days ago

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! This is an awsome little chest – I had to have a second look before I realized it was miniature. I thought this was a full size chest of drawers. I’d like to make one of those for my desk or one for all of my chisels and measuring stuff and one for alll of my knives, forks & spoons and one for my camera accessories and on…..

Nice work!!

-- --Chuck

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Bradford

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#15 posted 2357 days ago

Thanks for the comments Chuck, the box is approx. 14×8 x 8, and does a great job of holding al my delicate tools and small parts. I’m a guy who puts things back where they belong, but little things get knocked off into sawdust or behind the bench and “bang” they are gone. so this little box is a must for me. again thanks.
p.s. I really like your projects too.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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