So, I have been wanting a joiners chest for quite some time. I have read numerous articles and watched a ton of videos searching for the “right” design. Last week, I decided to just start making one and wing it. I’m a fairly sharp guy so I figured that going on without a plan/design just might work. The good news, so far it is.
My friend owns a millwork shop where they build interiors for Viking Yachts. Not having cut dovetails by hand (yet) I did a favor for him and he cut the box with dovetails on his CNC machine. The box is made out of plywood as I wanted something that I could set up for job site use and not for my shop jewels.
After setting the saw till in the bottom, like many I have seen, I decided to change my design and move the saw till to the lid, with a false panel to gain storage space. When I get done, this little chest will fit nicely into my work trailer and is on wheels because I am sure that this thing will have quite a bit of girth to it.
So here are some completed pictures of the lid and how the saws are fitted. I look forward to your compliments and or suggestions.
Thanks for looking!!!