|Project by Mathew Nedeljko||posted 01-03-2008 06:30 AM||8710 views||46 times favorited||41 comments|
Hello everyone, I wanted to learn how to make handcut dovetails, so I thought what better project than to create a tool chest that could house my growing collection of hand tools. Well, let’s just say I got plenty of opportunity to practice before I was done with this project. The chest is 23”wide x 14”high x 14.5” deep.
The chest case and drawer fronts are Hickory from 2 beautiful planks I saved from getting thrown out with an old neighbors garbage! The interior is soft maple, and the hand formed pulls are walnut. The drawers are joined with half blind dovetails in the front, and through dovetails in the backs. The finish is BLO followed by 4 coats of blonde Shellac and top coated with 2 coats of Arm R Seal.
The funny thing is that after monitoring my progress for a while, my wife declared that this was far too nice to be sitting on my workbench, and that she could put it to good use housing all of her scrap booking punches. How could I refuse? It now has a found its home close to hand in her scrapbooking room…
I guess I’ll have to get around to making another tool chest for myself… Thanks for looking!
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