first hand tool project

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  • #14550
    rusty
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    My first hand tool project turned out alright! Didn’t have enough material for the full overhang on the bottom but made it work. Chamfered the inside edge of the box to make it look lighter. Only one dovetail had a small gap which I filled with a shaving.
    It only took me an afternoon working in the backyard on a workmate secured to the top of the dog house. I have a bench which is already 38″ but don’t have a vise yet so the work mate on the dog house works just fine.

    #14553
    George Bridgeman
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    Nice work, Russell! I used a workmate until I built my bench as well. It’s much easier with a proper vise!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your projects in the future.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #14555
    Ken
    Participant

    Russell, nice work buddy. Keep em coming 😉

    #14558

    Good job Russell)

    Toronto, Canada

    #14559
    jgust747
    Participant

    Looks great

    Dallas, Texas

    #14560
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    Nice job Russell!

    I have a doghouse not being used, maybe you need to post pictures and share your design.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #14562
    Mark Armstrong
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    Not bad at all if using a dog house LoL.
    Bring the projects on. 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14563
    david o’sullivan
    Participant

    used a work mate for a while too russell but you wont believe the difference of having a good vice ..well done

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #14565
    Mexiquite
    Participant

    Congratulations. Looks good! What’s your next project?

    #14572
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Well done Russell. Nice touch with the inside chamfer.

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    #14580
    Scott
    Participant

    It only took me an afternoon working in the backyard on a workmate secured to the top of the dog house. I have a bench which is already 38″ but don’t have a vise yet so the work mate on the dog house works just fine.

    OK. I have just used my award winning drawing skills to figure this one out. I am challenged enough by the use of hand tools on a flat floor. 😉

    Seriously Russel, impressive work! I agree the inside chamfer makes the rim more svelte…

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #14584
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Lol that’s what I had in my head.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14616
    dmarshall83
    Participant

    Nice work looks good, maybe I need to beta dog house and a workmate.

    Dan Marshall

    #14664
    rusty
    Participant

    Thanks everyone, not sure what the next project will be breadboard, sandpaper caddy, shaker box, wall clock…

    I hate to break everyone’s imagination but I built the dog house a year ago when it was under a covered porch so it has a flat top. I will post a picture of the set up. The B&D workmate does have a tilt function so it would have worked on a slope but then I wouldn’t have a place to set my tools.

    I used the dog holes on my workmate when chopping out the waste…it is surprisingly convenient to alternate between vertical chops and removing the waste all without opening the jaws.

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