|Project by reedwood||posted 1260 days ago||2532 views||37 times favorited||33 comments|
My Grandfather, Francis Townsend was an inspiration to me as I grew up.
He was always working on one of his inventions in his shop when I came to visit. He would take the time to explain things when I asked and I think he appreciated my interest in his work. We always had a nice time talking about our projects together.
To show my respect and appreciation, I built this tool box for him to put his tools in when he finally retired, thinking it would be kept in the family and someday, it would be passed on to one of our young relatives.
The tool cabinet is made of walnut, mahogany, birds eye maple, ebony and 1/4 sawn white oak that I recycled from the old podium in a 120 yr old church I remodeled in Glencoe IL. 1992?
The hand cut 1/4” dovetailed drawers are made of walnut and lined in tan suede leather. There is a hidden drawer at the bottom with a push open lock.
I installed ball bearing wheel guides inside dadoes which also act as a stop.
There is a brass rod with an antique hinge finial on top that drops down thru walnut guides to lock the drawers.
The rod hangs on walnut brackets under the lid.
There is a Dragonfly inlay on the lid made of mahogany and birds eye maple.
The corner splines are made of ebony.
I sure miss him.