The final details in any project bring the certainty of completion and a sense of fulfilment–this toolbox is no different.
Your box is coming together beautifully and what really sets off the work you’ve done is the hardware.
Fitting the drawer tills to the main box, so they hang on runners, ensures a smooth passage in and out of the box. Grooving to receive the runners begins with a tenon saw and is finessed with a router plane for the final depth.
From marking out for the grooves, to ploughing and chopping them out, and then from raising the panels for the drawer bottoms and dry-fitting them, the important steps follow a certain pattern.
The drawer tills rely on exactness so that they will slide freely once loaded with chisels and small planes etc. The steps shown are highly effective, with many subtle nuances explained throughout making the joints.
Fitting and hinging the fall-front door to the box begins with the certainty of order. This video delivers a centuries-old order that has never changed for hand tool enthusiasts.
Creating raised panels with a smoothing plane makes the whole task simple and pleasant, especially when it is with a zero jig set-up.
Surface planing adjacent faces to panels and doors are rarely addressed in any video. We cover this very carefully in this episode.
The front and back panels are made the same way even though one will be a fixed panel and the other a fall-front door.
This dovetailing video supports the need for accuracy in your work and shows all of the subtle nuances Paul uses to get his dovetailing dead on, but in quality time.