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  • #126687
    kb9jlo
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    Joe, it looks very good. I like the dark finish. I wish I could get some motivation to start mine…

    #126688
    Greg Merritt
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    Nice work Joe! Congratulations on your accomplishment.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #126690
    David R.
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    Well done. What did you put on as a finish?

    from Germany

    #126691
    Joe
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    General finishes java gel stain and 3 coats of shellac. If I did it over again I would use a different stain, something lighter. I had that stain already, and wanted to use it up. The color is quite nice in person, but hides all the dovetails, :).

    Joe in California

    #126693
    Marilyn Moreno
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    That’s a great looking tool chest. And it looks sturdy. Congrats on the wonderful build.

    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

    #126694
    sidreilley
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    Nice work Joe, you should be proud of your accomplishment! I marked my dovetails but am still working up the nerve to cut them.

    #126695
    Joe
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    Just drink a beer and go for it, lol. I bought an extending lamp that I can pull over my work, and I really found that improved my dovetails because I could see exactly what was going on.

    Joe in California

    #126697
    Derek Long
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    Very nice! Love the dark finish. Poplar is sometimes hard to finish because it can get blotchy, like pine. I wouldn’t worry about any uneveness, it looks good.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #126712
    chemical_cake
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    Nice job, very true to the original. I bet you crapped bricks through the glue-up, I would have. I always try to stay all zen and unflappable but it usually turns into panic at some point.

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

    #126714
    Joe
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    Thanks @chemical_cake. Glue up of the main box is no joke, thats for sure. There was some swearing and hammering but it went well. My dimensions for the box are nearly exactly what Paul suggested. I only changed the width of the trays to match my divider layout. My bottom tray is slightly too tall though, I think you really want that 1/4″ gap between the trays. Mine is more like 1/8″ and it catches sometimes. Oh I also nailed in dividers in the top tray which I highly recommend.

    I really like taking the top tray out and putting it in the well on my bench. I have all my chisels and whatnot in there and can close the lid to keep dust/shavings out. So far I’m very happy with it.

    Joe in California

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