|Project by tsdahc||posted 03-22-2013 01:31 PM||3543 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
A friend of mine is getting into leather work and wanted a holder for his tools. He showed me some ones on ebay and I decided to make him one that was slightly nicer than what was found on the bay. I went to my scrap bin to look for pieces and this is what I came up with. It has maple front and back, cherry sides that are rabetted and dowelled with walnut dowels and walnut handles that are also dowelled with walnut dowels. The lid was a piece of maple that had a knot in the end which I used to keep it semi rustic looking. After cleaning up the maple on top from its rough state it had some great figure, a little curly a little ambrosia and a little tiger stripe. My cell phone doesnt do it justice, nor the lighting. It was almost too nice to use as a piece of shop furniture. I decided to use it though as I try to incorporate nice pieces in my shop as inspiration, figured Id carry that through to this shop piece. I hope it brings him many years of service and a little inspiration. This was in exchange for some scraps of leather for my mallet, a leather strope and when he gets a big enough piece, leather for my vise.