|Forum topic by wmgworks||posted 08-15-2016 04:13 AM||454 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-15-2016 04:13 AM
I’m building a tool tote based off of this design. I ran into a few hurdles today when I tried to cut the pieces. First off, there is a notch in the bottom section that the drawer face fits into when closed. I cut this out with a jigsaw. The cuts aren’t perfectly straight (see the pics). You can see I drifted a bit and also didn’t keep the saw flat on the surface apparently. What is the best way to clean that up? Sand it? Chisel? I have limited tools – a 1” chisel, a palm sander, a circular saw, a small plane (not a block plane but a little bigger) and jig saw.
Second, I cut the pieces out with a circular saw. I used a guide I created but either the guide isn’t square or I didn’t line the guide up correctly because one side piece is slopes up to be taller than the other by 1/8”. I tried clamping the bottom edges flush, clamp the guide down and trim up the ends, but it didn’t really do anything. Should I stick them together with double stick tape and hit the ends with a plane?
Also, what’s a good finish for this type of thing? Just for general protection. It will be inside almost all the time
-- Butchering wood since 2015