Tool chest build…
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A small (isn) tool chest I have been working on for a little while. Last coat of garnet shellac just drying now!
Just couldn’t quite wait for Paul’s masterclass design as I had hand tools flooding my small one bedroom flat.
It’s a very simple design and I probably should have learned half blond dovetails for the lid frame or a frame and panel technique that isn’t something I know too much about yet! (hoping Paul’s next series will tackle this)
Pretty happy with how it’s gone considering I started getting into woodworking 9 months ago and that this was made solely in the living room of my small flat on folding portable workbenches.
Just thought I’d share a few pictures as I hadn’t uploaded any yet.
Martyn.11 June 2013 at 9:50 pm #13349
Fantastic job Martyn…very nice work! The finish looks great. What kind of wood did you use?
http://hillbillydaiku.com11 June 2013 at 10:07 pm #13351
Very nice! The finish is lovely.12 June 2013 at 8:25 am #13362
Very beautiful chest Martyn. Is this African Mahogany? Thank you for sharing with us.
Toronto, Canada12 June 2013 at 9:49 am #13364
A fantastic job 🙂12 June 2013 at 10:31 am #13377
Incredible only been in to woodwork for nine months and made on a portable workbench in your living room. Tremendous job Well done
Wigan, Lancs. England :
Thanks for the kind words people!
The wood was nothing as special as African mahogany I’m afraid.. Not something I can lay my hands on here on the Isle of Wight. It is meranti (otherwise knows as red lauen or phillapean mahogany but not a true mahogany by any means)
Seemed to me in my limited experience to be a great hard wood to work although the was no chance of planing it! sharpened up my scraper skills on his one though! Haha
The dimensions are 26″ x 13.5″ deep by 9.5″ high12 June 2013 at 4:52 pm #13436
Nice job on your tool chest, it looks very nice.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US12 June 2013 at 5:44 pm #13441
Meranti…hmm interesting wood, I have 3 big lumber yards in 100 miles radius and
none of them have this type of the wood)) true mahogany or not true but its look beautiful,all project look beautiful.
Toronto, Canada12 June 2013 at 8:22 pm #13456
Like the colour Martyn nice job.
Have you tried Daivd Charlesworth’s rule trick on plane iron.
Makes the angle steeper and is better for more troublesome grain. Where as low angle planes are better for end grain.
Dagenham, Essex, England
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