|Project by BigDumbAnimal||posted 03-25-2014 05:30 PM||1348 views||12 times favorited||15 comments|
I stumbled across a link, probably here to episodes of The Woodwright’s Shop online. One of the videos that I saw was how to make a dovetailed grease pot. I thought it was neat but don’t use a lot of grease in my shop. The wheels turned for a bit as I tried to figure out what I had that had small enough pieces and really should be consolidated.
My chip carving knives just happened to be setting across the room at about eye level so that my 2 year old can’t get her hands on them and I thought that looks about as good a thing to try and consolidate as any. I started sketching it out and saw that If I just built the box to hold the knives it would be to long and skinny and just look a little odd. So I made it wide enough to hold the two ceramic sharpening stones. Since the lower lid was a fairly thick 3/8” I figured why not create a rectangular hollow in the top of it to hold the sharpening stones. When it was done I discovered that the extra height built in to hold the sharpening stones accommodated a 6” ruler along with a pencil and eraser.
Construction is cherry with a walnut locking dovetail (which promptly chipped and will get replaced eventually). Dimensions are 2.5” x 2.75” x 7”. I cut grooves in the front and back to hold spacers and keep everything from rattling around. Finish is mineral oil and beeswax. I wish I could say I made it with all hand tools like Roy Underhill but I’m not that good and to be honest, not that patient.
Thanks for looking, comments/critiques welcome.
-- Semper Fi BDA