|Project by mafe||posted 01-10-2011 05:44 PM||6697 views||16 times favorited||35 comments|
Tool tote (MaFe’s version)
this is from the tool tote travel blog
The short story is that I wanted to make this tool tote, to make my drawing come to life, but also to take a travel in the ways of doing things with hand or machines, how to join wood in different ways. To do the same thing in different ways, to test my abilities to use tools and my hands, to see where the hand added some thing, and when it was more useful with the machines.
- To challenges my fear for making those dam dovetails.
So there are dovetails in the cornors, with miter to hide the spur for the bottom the dovetails were hand cut.
The trays, have finger joint that I cut on a jig with a router, and the rails, and dividers are mounted with wooden pins. In this way, I got the chance to try out the different ways and tecniques on the projects.
And yes the hand cut dovetails are by far the most beautiful, and now my fears are over, so nex time it will be ‘just do it’.
1. I did it my way.
2. The drawing before takeoff.
3. Making shaves by hand – and hand plane of course.
4. Dovetails with mitered corners to hide the rabbet.
5. Tobacco and so.
6. Standing proud!
Here are the blog that I made of the making.
I’m proud, and say thank you, to those of you who were so kind to wote for me!
I made it nr. 30 out of 93, in the The Art of Joinery competition winter 2011 here on LJ.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
From the blog: Tool tote travel.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.