|Project by Joe Brumley||posted 03-25-2008 04:18 AM||4085 views||12 times favorited||21 comments|
This is the Heirloom Tool Chest that Chris Gochnour wrote about in Fine Woodworking #169. I took the course on using hand tools at MASW with Chris and this is the project that we built. I was exposed to so much during this course that I can hardly wait until I can attend another week long course. I hope I can attend another one of Chris’s courses because he is an excellent instructor and also a really great guy to be around.
The wood is cherry and it is what I had on hand so that is why the panels have an obvious joint in the center of them. All of the work was done using hand tools except for the milling process. The dovetails were all cut using a carcass saw that I borrowed from Chris for the class and later purchased from him. I use it a lot and it is in need of a good sharpening. The finish on the cabinet is just two coats of Minwax Antique Oil. I love the finish because it is so simple to use and it makes the wood grain really come to life. I should have put on about four coats but I wanted to get it finished so that I could move on to another project. Hope you like it.
-- Joe, Indiana, http://www.crookedshack.com