|Project by jjw5858||posted 08-20-2011 06:04 PM||4125 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
So this was one of the projects I took on from the Roy Underhill Apprentice book. My first try ever at something like this and I learned plenty. My next effort should produce better joint fits than this one. I also realize this was all done with handtools and my skills have only been honed for less than a full year in my spare time. With that stated I am proud of getting this one under my belt to share with my friends especially after it was just about to become some scrap in the garbage…lol. I had some splitting/cracking of wood from my poor misunderstanding as well as some real puzzle playing to understand the best way to try to fit and nail this deal together.
Roy’s books are great….but….and I think this is the method to his madness we all love…...he likes to leave a little of it to your own descision making. He sometimes does not totally cover the entire build from A to B. As in some cases I really needed more pictures and explanation….but…I dusted my grey matter off and worked around the dings and miscues and rescued what was almost the result of a frustrated endeavour left for the corner to sit in and collect dust. The results are a …...strong fit!!, holds the old galoots tools like a champ. Added some ornamental carving to give it its own look.
If you were interested I greatly thank you for your looking in and checking it out. It’s really a fun project once you have all of your steps down. A very workable and historic piece to use back and forth from shop to job.
P.S. Your sliding bevel here is the best tool you can have on this one!.....lol
Also a little look at the gorgeous view my small shop looks out upon, regarding the tall vermont pinetree pic.
Thanks friends, enjoy your day.
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW