This is going to be a long one, it’s raining and I have had a long day pushing planes so here we go.
I started about a month ago with the intention to build a small tool box to hold marking gauges and some stuff I don’t want bouncing around the shop. I choose to use a hodge podge of wood I have laying around the shop. The frame is sapele.
I choose to dove tail the rails
I pinned the rest of the frame with oak dowels.
I picked sycamore for the panel frames
It has a very cool quarter sawn grain
I used cedar for the panels
I used pine for the secondary wood for the drawers
small pile of shavings
large pile of shavings
using my new Moxon vice to dovetail drawers
4 drawers finished
Now there are no pictures of the next event and I was so mad at myself I choose not to take any. For whatever reason I cut the dado’s on the wrong side of the drawers. CRAP. I got new material and started again. I put 3 tails on the first set. The second set only got 2.
I also Had purchased a new set of chisels.
I did not have enough material for the drawer fronts so I went to the hardwood store and purchased some zebra, maple, gum, cherry and cypress.
note I am shopping on the bargain rack
Also a few tools started showing up from my wife for my Christmas
A Stanley 71 that I refurbed
Now my wife was in need of Christmas presents for her bus drivers – remember the trashed drawers, hmmmmm
Now I have got time to get back to the tools box. Glue up on the second set of drawers.
I cant get over the grain on the sycamore
starting the frame for the drawers slides.
starting on drawer fronts
I know the box is a contrast of colors, textures and grains. Its a patch work (quilt) tool-box. So far It consists of sapele, oak, pine, popular, cedar, sycamore, zebra, maple and bamboo. I am not finished yet. I also got a dado plane, 2 sweat heart rulers and a knife or two. It has been a very enjoyable Christmas this year. Dave got to see his grandsons second Christmas. Much to be thankful for.
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