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Project by 12strings posted 970 days ago 1813 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!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 970 days ago

nice tool chest a great job.

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Brandon

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#2 posted 970 days ago

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

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12strings

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#3 posted 970 days ago

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!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 970 days ago

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

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Arminius

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#5 posted 969 days ago

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.

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doncutlip

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#6 posted 969 days ago

Love that look and great dovetails

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 969 days ago

Beautiful tool chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 969 days ago

looks pretty cool build.

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12strings

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#9 posted 965 days ago

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!

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12strings

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#10 posted 285 days ago

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!

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