|Project by Millertime||posted 04-29-2013 07:02 AM||1501 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my first project in my new shop. I have always loved woodworking, and I have FINALLY been able to aquire some basic used tools (tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, benchtop router table, and a drill press) that I’ve refurbished into an efficient shop. Funny thing is though, after I aquired the power tools, I found out that there is nothing better than a sharp set of chisels and a nice set of tuned-up planes!
Anyway, I thought I would experiment with some different types of joints and make a tool box to house my router bits. The box is made with through-tenons and the drawers with lock-joints (I had delusions of hand-cutting dovetails but they were a little tougher than I thought….). The box is made from red oak, the drawers are poplar, the handles are walnut with oak dowels, and the back is made from scrap maple that I attached using tungue and groove. I used some phenolic from the local Woodcraft store to hold my bits in the drawers.
My wife thought the workshop would be a good diversion for me, but I don’t think she realized that the diversion would become an addiction!
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