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14 April 2017 at 7:28 am #311083
I’ve just completed a joiner’s toolbox for my eldest son. I’ve been woodworking for some years but this is my first truly hand made item. I made it from my son’s old bunk bed that he had when he was at home so was restricted a bit by the material I had available.
These were also my first hand cut dovetails, quite a challenge I found, especially without a proper bench to hold everything. All I currently have is a B&D Jobber bolted to an old desk-my next project is a bench!
I didn’t sand anything, wanting to leave my tool marks in but that does leave it looking a little rough. It certainly isn’t perfect but I enjoyed the process.
I filled it with tools both new and old (which I restored) and all the tools from his childhood tool box which we still had.
After the bench I need to build myself one of these…I’m just about to buy a new bed so I can see a use for the old one 🙂
Thanks for looking everyone 🙂14 April 2017 at 7:34 am #311089
And just a couple more….14 April 2017 at 8:40 am #311094
Thank you Harry, very kind words.
He was very touched and I’m looking forward to working along with him as we both progress.14 April 2017 at 3:46 pm #311109
That’s awesome, Cragglerock! You’ve been around here for some time – I’m surprised this is your first totally hand tool build. It really looks great. Congrats.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/14 April 2017 at 7:58 pm #311117
Thanks Matt and Ed, I appreciate you taking the time. I’ve made lots of other things lately but always used the bandsaw or chop saw on little bits.
Craig15 April 2017 at 9:21 am #311130
That’s fantastic! The finish looks great as well.
Very inspiring!18 April 2017 at 6:08 pm #311175
Many thanks Mike, very kind of you to say.
All the hardware save for the lock came from Ironmongery World via eBay (UK) but they also have their own website here https://www.ironmongeryworld.com/
Craig18 April 2017 at 9:28 pm #311178
I read your description before looking at the photos and it looks way better than you made it sound. Nice work!
Steve19 April 2017 at 6:36 pm #311312
Thanks Steve, I wanted it to look hand made and I didn’t have any trouble achieving that look lol 😉
Looking forward to seeing your next project, sounds very interesting.
Craig30 April 2017 at 4:02 am #311551
That’s a beauty. Congratulations!
Looks like it’s time to get the workbench going.
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