LumberJocks

Tool Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by 12strings posted 11-16-2011 05:56 AM 1941 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ll admit, this was inspired by reading “the Schwartz”. Mine is quite a bit smaller, but I think big enough for my use. I can still lift it, at least with its current load. Dovetailed carcass and skirt. Saw till inside and one sliding tray. I will add another tray when I get around to it. This was my first real attempt at dovetails other than a few practice tries, and they turned out pretty good once I sanded and planed them down and filled the cracks with wood putty (don’t tell).

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!





10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112942 posts in 2331 days


#1 posted 11-16-2011 05:58 AM

nice tool chest a great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Brandon's profile

Brandon

4145 posts in 1706 days


#2 posted 11-16-2011 12:31 PM

Nice job! The Schwarz would be proud, I’m sure. Is that a purpleheart wood-body plane?

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

View 12strings's profile

12strings

433 posts in 1139 days


#3 posted 11-16-2011 05:09 PM

Yes, It is a Purpleheart plane. I made it about 2 years ago when I only had a block plane. It is not as good as it could be, since knowing nothing about how planes actually work, I put the blade too far back. If it were further forward it would take better advantage of the length. I added a Tote and knob for ease of use. I basically use it for roughing things down quickly. It is not precise enough for fine shavings. But it works well.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

16043 posts in 1621 days


#4 posted 11-16-2011 05:17 PM

It’s a nice chest which will give you years of service. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Arminius's profile

Arminius

304 posts in 2558 days


#5 posted 11-17-2011 12:16 AM

Instead of using wood putty to cover any gaps, try putting some glue into them. Then take a handful of shavings from the planing step and rub over the gaps. Might take 2 passes, but you will fill a gap surprisingly well this way, and there will be no color match issues.

View doncutlip's profile

doncutlip

2832 posts in 2310 days


#6 posted 11-17-2011 12:55 AM

Love that look and great dovetails

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 2427 days


#7 posted 11-17-2011 04:16 AM

Beautiful tool chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8476 posts in 2403 days


#8 posted 11-17-2011 04:28 AM

looks pretty cool build.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View 12strings's profile

12strings

433 posts in 1139 days


#9 posted 11-21-2011 02:51 AM

Here’s a few in progress photos showing the dovetails in more detail. As you can see, I make them originally way tool long, but I figured that’s better than too short. You can also see my full-time woodworking model. I dont’ have to pay him, Just feed and clothe him for the next 18-22 years!

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

View 12strings's profile

12strings

433 posts in 1139 days


#10 posted 10-01-2013 06:38 PM

I finally finished the tool trays, and after a few more tool purchases and rearranging, Here’s what the inside looks like. ( EDIT: Looks like 2 of the pics are upside down…sorry).

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase