|Project by Douglas||posted 04-21-2013 02:14 AM||4032 views||17 times favorited||10 comments|
I went into the shop today to start work on a kitchen table, and somehow, ended up with this. Sometimes I need to do a simple, little project, to “clear my palette” before starting something big.
I’d recently signed up for a one day hand tool woodworking class on dovetails, and we’re required to bring a few of our own tools; a spread of chisels, a dovetail saw, square, marking knife, awl, etc. as my tools never leave my shop (except when they get into my house for trim work), and I just didn’t like the idea of bringing them in a plastic tool box, cardboard box, or backpack.
I spied some nice clear pine scrap, a 3/8” cherry panel, and a 1” oak dowel, and came up with this. I added the sliding tray later, as it holds chisels and other handled tools well. It was all done with hand tools, except a couple of rips on my band saw. Finished with boiled linseed oil (old school!).
Overall, I’m pleased. Tomorrow I’ll start on the kitchen table.