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  • #9075
    Dave
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    I have officially started another project. This one is another tool storage need. Why a tool chest you ask, well after having built my tool cabinet which turned out to be a really fun learning experience and it has proven to be a real pleasure to work from, it is full! and I have need for more storage for less used items. Hanging things from the wall is doable but since I live in an apartment and my workshop is a small second bedroom, space is at a premium. My 4 foot workbench, my 4 foot glue up/ sharpening/ finishing bench and my tool cabinet pretty much use up the floor space. The plan is to build a traditional cabinet maker chest 40 inch wide, 24 deep and 24 tall or there abouts. It is being built to fit that empty hole directly under my finishing bench.

    I got a great deal on some 8 foot 1 x12 rough sawn pine for 4 dollars a board, so the past few days have been spent scrubbing and putting my “new to me” Stanley no. 7 to good use. This a fun plane to use its big and heavy but it flattens these big boards with ease.

    I just finished glueing up one 40 inch panel 🙂

    -Canada

    #9079
    Ken
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    I look forward to seeing it Dave. My workshop is also a room in my house.

    #9094
    mikeprutz
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    I still have a jealous eye on that reddish one behind Mr. Sellers in all his videos.

    #9189
    Dave
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    The weekend ended up being a scrub plane and break in for my “new to me” jointer plane.  The scrub plane is a lot of fun to use and it makes quick work of knocking down rough boards, followed by a jointer the big panels came together okay.  All are glued up and the next phase of producing a flat face on each panel for the inside of the case begins.  I’m not too concerned about the outside as this is going to be painted.

    -Canada

    #9445
    Dave
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    The four sides of the box are dovetailed and glued up.   Scribing knivewalls on 24 inch wide panels was a bit of a challenge as my combination square is only 12 inches so I resorted to my marking gauge which I used as a reference for my chisel to start off chopping.

    -Canada

    #9501
    Dave
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    The carcass is finished and the bottom is installed.  The next steps are installing the bottom kickboard and making the lid.

     

    -Canada

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    It’s  look great Dave)) and well my workshop the same is yours 2nd bedroom, and the bench is 4 foot long too))) is this  our new Canadian standards for small workshops?)))))

    Toronto, Canada

    #9527
    Dave
    Participant

    Serhiy,  it seems there are a lot of us here that are utilizing second bedrooms as workshops :).  It makes things interesting and forces one to utilize every inch of space efficiently.  Haven’t had any complaints from me chopping mortices and dovetails yet!

    -Canada

    #9763
    Dave
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    Finally got the main box built, painted and the skirt put on.

    Now I’m starting to plan the interior,  I’ve got the basics figured out but am working on dimensions and fittings for the interior.

     

    -Canada

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    #10117
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Looking extremely good Dave and a well deserved pat on the back for such nice work.  😉  It’s marvellous seeing how you and everyone else are progressing since we signed up not all that long ago.

    #10123
    Greg Merritt
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    Looks really good Dave!

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #10400
    Greg Merritt
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    What color green milk paint is that Dave?

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    #10403
    Dave
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    Gregory,  its Lexington green.  I’ve put one coat of oil over the paint. It darkens the paint a bit.

    -Canada

    #10959
    Dave
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    Over the weekend I finished the dovetailed sliding tills.  I found a good deal on some 1/2 inch cherry I used for the top two.  The bottom two are made out of pine.   The layout of the chest is from the tool box of Tony Konovaloff.   I’m still deciding if I should split the individual drawers with pull out trays.  This coming week will be spent preparing wood for the two lift out boxes.

     

     

    -Canada

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    #10968
    Greg Merritt
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    Fantastic!

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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