|Project by Bertha||posted 01-14-2011 06:23 PM||2234 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Here’s a Shaker-inspired cedar blanket chest I made for my Sister. I built that bed too in a hurry, expecting a visit from my Mother. The bed was built out of Lowe’s fence materials as well.
The chest incorporates a molded breadboard, more because I wanted to try it than it needed it! Hand cut dovetails on the carcass/plinth. Plinth done on the bandsaw. Tongue/groove done with planes but molding done on the shaper. Thing weighs about a pound and smells glorious. Cedar was fence stock from Lowe’s.
Now that I’ve published a completed woodworking project, I can use the space to share some of my favorite tools/tool mods.
There’s my pride & joy, a slipper plane by miniaturist Paul Hamler (NOTE: I DID NOT HAVE ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THE MAKING OF THIS PLANE!!!!!). It’s my favorite plane, though. I’ve also got his scraper insert that I’ll post when I find a good plane for it (hopefully a bedrock, as Mr. Hamler would have wanted it).
There’s a Stanley No.40 scrub with a homebrewed rear tote.
There’s a Butcher chisel with a home-turned rosewood knob & brass ferrule (purchased from Lee Valley I think)
There’s a large Stanley router with home-turned redheart knobs.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog