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  • #28455
    Sandy
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    I believe I was being too agressive with chopping. Here’s wahat I was getting so I backed off notch or two and the rest came out smooth. I also figured out I was not getting my chisle perpendicular to my surface. So, I’m off and running agsin. Was today a productive day? I think so!

    Darn Winter Storm coming in.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #28457
    Dave Riendeau
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    Sandy, that’s caused by not cutting completely through both sides when chopping out the waste. It’s breaking the waste out instead of the chisel cutting. Too much power!

    -Canada

    #28461
    Sandy
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    Yep. I think that’s it. :).

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #56234
    Sandy
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    I finally got some warm weather and made some good progress on my tool box. Now I’ll have to go back and find the video on making the halfblind dovetails for the drawers. I’m having a ball with it now!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #56242
    Greg Merritt
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    Thats looking really good Sandy. You are going to to have a very fine tool chest when all is said and done.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #56243
    Sandy
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    Thank you Greg. I’ve had to fix a lot of things but I’m pretty proud of it. I ordered a cabinet scraper and it should be here Monday. It’s got some ruff spots on the front and i’ll smooth it out then. I may give that polisher a try too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #56245

    Good job Sandy)very productive day) Thanks for posting)

    Toronto, Canada

    #56246
    Martin McColl
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    The tool chest is looking great. Keep having fun.

    Martin ... Tucson, Arizona, USA.

    #56249
    Carlos J. Collazo
    Participant

    It’s looking pretty nice, Sandy!

    New Jersey, U.S.A.

    #56258
    Sandy
    Participant

    Thank you all for the comments. The drawers will be next and then the real fun starts! I get to fill it with tools! I may have auction my old tools box off so I can buy more tools. My wife is not going to be happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #56271
    David Gill
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    Great looking tool chest Sandy, enjoy making the hold blind dovetails , from my very limited experience they are ok to make but I found them to be quite a slow process.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #56291
    Sandy
    Participant

    David, I am so slow chopping dovetail joints that I probably won’t notice the difference in time. I chose to put two drawers side by side on mine so there will be more tails to deal with on each drawer so it will take a bit longer to cut and to fit. But I am looking forward to getting out there today…

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #56294
    Mark Armstrong
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    Nice chest Sandy.
    I am amazed how well people are doing with these large sets of dovetails.
    Something I still struggle with.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #56297
    NikonD80
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    Sandy, I can’t believe I’ve only just found this build. That’s a really great tool chest you’ve got underway there. I hope you’re having as fun fun with it as I am with my cabinet. I was hoping to start my tool chest soon but my wife has called in a few promises I made about furniture she wants built. I shall follow this build with great interest. Thanks for sharing.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #56304
    Sandy
    Participant

    I hacked out all the half blind Dovetails and it looks like a half blind person with a machete did it…. But I think I can fix it.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pictures later.. I’m to tired to take any now. But I’m a happy, tired, half blind person!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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