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Tool Chest #1: How far I got in class

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Blog entry by Rob Drown posted 03-25-2010 05:41 AM 1389 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took Roy Underhill’s hand tool only class on making a tool chest. It was a wonderful class and I learned a great deal. I highly recommend his classes. We learned about many hand tools and built a dovetailed tool chest. In class I finished the chest and only had to assemble it at home because it had to ship knocked down. The lid I am fitting together and should glue it tomorrow night.

fitting the skirt onto the top half of the side of the box

This is a picture of fitting the first section of skirt on to the top portion of the side.

This is the chest with the skirt and bottom attached.

This is a close up of the hand cut dovetails with out any wedges. Roy and his assistant Bill are great teachers because I did not have this skill when I came to class.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真



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michaelray

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 05:46 AM

Wow. Great work. I’m envious that you got a chance to work with Roy.

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woodworm

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 10:40 AM

Looks very impressive, I’m sure you learnt a lot in his class.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 12:06 PM

I look forward to seeing this come together – you’ve done a great job with the main case – it’s goodto see that you enjoyed the class.

-- John

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 12:17 PM

Hi Rob,

Great job on this.

I bet that was a fun class.

Lee

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 03-25-2010 05:37 PM

Wow, what a great opportunity for you. I’m jealous, but am really glad for you.
Your work is looking good.

Thanks for sharing

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Rob Drown

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#6 posted 03-26-2010 02:24 AM

Thank you for your kind comments. Roy is just as enthusiastic and interesting as he is on his shows. He has a wonderful shop with a very complete set of hand tools. He has ten + of all the common tools.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#7 posted 03-26-2010 07:59 PM

Really good job on those dovetails Rob. I hope you post it when finished. I sure envy you that Veritas Jack plane.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-26-2010 08:06 PM

Nice start on the tool chest.

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DoctorDan

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#9 posted 03-29-2010 04:45 AM

great work. there is something special about having handcut dovetails on a project like this. the slight inperfections add to the personal nature of the piece.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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Rob Drown

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#10 posted 03-29-2010 04:55 AM

It makes the piece really yours. More personal some how. Thanks for stopping by.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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bigike

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#11 posted 03-29-2010 05:06 AM

great work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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