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Project by Dave posted 908 days ago 2298 views 2 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in need of a toolbox to place my marking gauges, knives, and all sorts of small tools. I had a lot of scraps around the shop and that need produce this ugly creature. The frame is sapele. The panels are sycamore and cedar. The drawer carcases are pine tubafores. The base is red oak. Now the only part I bought were the drawer fronts, some maple and zebra. There is some popular and bamboo and probably a few other species.
Now the biggest issue was during the making of the drawer carcass I cut the dadoes in the wrong side of the cases. This would not have been a big problem for box joints but these were tubafores that were hand planed and joined. So I had to start over. CRAP.
I have done a video on the build. You will see the finished product then the build goes backwards. Remember ITS GOING IN MY SHOP>

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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Paul David Soto

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#1 posted 908 days ago

Woah! Sweet Job! By the way, Do you happen to have an easy to follow video on your method of creating dovetails? I like the step by step approach you give us in your project. Easy to borrow (Steal is such an ugly word) ideas from. Thanks in advance.

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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Dave

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#2 posted 908 days ago

Paul that is a deep subject. Ok every one has there own little likes and dislikes. I use Japanese saws and free hand my layout. I am a tails first person. There were a great couple of blogs I posted in that may help. Plus Google every body, watch everyone then find the method you like. Practice practice practice. Go get some popular and start on that. Please don’t start on pine its harder. When thing are not working. CHANGE ONE THING and try again.
http://lumberjocks.com/Hoakie/blog/21145
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/25265
And sawing to the line
http://logancabinetshoppe.com/blog/2011/12/episode-40-sawing-to-a-line/
I will think of more and post later.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DaddyT

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#3 posted 908 days ago

That’s not at all ugly. I personally think its beautiful

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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Dave

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#4 posted 908 days ago

Why thank you DaddyT, that’s one vote to the good.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Hoakie

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#5 posted 908 days ago

very nice, interesting how scraps and tubafores can create something cool looking and functional. Great practice if nothing else. that’s for sure!

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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JL7

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#6 posted 908 days ago

Hey Dave – this is my kind of passion – lot’s of material and just let it happen….This is the way I like to build…..Wow – lots of cool wood in there…..

I did a freeze frame on your vid cause it goes by too quick:

Very cool design – love the wood and the dovetails.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 908 days ago

Wow Dave that’s a super nice piece.Good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 908 days ago

I can see a lot of effort went into the production of this box. Hope it serves you wrll

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dave

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#9 posted 908 days ago

Hey John we got a feller that wants to start dovetailing. I pointed him toward your blog. What I was reaching for was to show the joinery. Thank you.
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Jeff its right down your alley. Project of many woods. I forgot one in the credits {cedar}. Dang. I thing bamboo has 2 o’s. dang #2. And I did slow the credits down a bit but that editing stuff is a bit hard. Thank you.
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Thank you for the kind complement Jim
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And if you guys will notice miters are my worst joint. I cant make 4 45 degree joints meet properly to save my life. Thank God for superglue and shavings;)
Thanks guys

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#10 posted 908 days ago

2 months off and on Doc. And it had its moments. Now I need to figure out the method of holding the tools. Thank you Mr. Savage.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#11 posted 908 days ago

Dave – I need something just like this under my bench…......hmmmmm…...was just standing there there starring tonight what to do with that empty space….......

This is a beauty…..........

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#12 posted 908 days ago

Now Jeff I know you go scraps. Lots of pretty scraps. You hung some on the wall. Hey panels, those would make cool panels. Dude you do all that wonderful inlay. I cant wait to see this. Thank you again for the complements.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#13 posted 908 days ago

Gotcha – scraps cabinet it is…..at least I have a goal (that helps)! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#14 posted 908 days ago

Jeff I have seen your scrap work. And it’s killer.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#15 posted 908 days ago

I want yall to know I had to fight this the whole time. With the weather being warm and shop doors open. My cat will not go away.

Air compressors or router table even table saws wont run him off.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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