|Project by JasonD||posted 09-16-2013 04:47 AM||1580 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I needed a place to put my growing tool collection and between seeing an article in Fine Woodworking about the NBSS-style tool chest along with Tommy Mac’s video series on his website, there was no doubt what I was going to build.
This is the largest dovetailed box that I’ve made to date. The wood for the carcase was special because it was the first present that my son ever bought for me. He didn’t know what to get for my birthday years ago and eventually decided to buy some wood (2 planks of Ponderosa Pine). It’s been sitting in my shop for a while waiting for the right project. It’s a very unique wood to work; really soft which makes some tasks much easier and others very difficult.
The drawer bodies and guides / runners are Southern Yellow Pine. The drawer fronts are Red Alder. The finish is about 6 coats of amber dewaxed shellac. The carcase is joined with through dovetails. The drawer sides / backs are joined with through dovetails and the drawer sides / fronts are joined with half blind dovetails. This was the first time that I’ve ever tried half blind dovetails. The drawer pulls were carved from SYP scraps left over from building the drawers.
The pics are:
1. Finished tool chest showing the half blind dovetails on the drawer fronts.
2. The finished chest from the front.
3. Transferring the tails over to the pin boards.
4. Dry fit of the carcase dovetails.