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  • #550748
    Joe
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    Where did you get the handles? Looks very nice.

    Joe in California

    #550401
    Joe
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    Looks very good!

    Joe in California

    #134556
    Joe
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    @kevinclark I’m not an expert on the eclipse vise, but looking at their website there are only 2 types, a quick release version and plain screw. The $400 item you linked is likely just a bad deal. See http://www.spear-and-jackson.com/catalog/542

    Joe in California

    #134450
    Joe
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    I’d take joinery over thicknessing by hand any day. After thicknessing the tool box and recently the bookshelf from ruff stock, I’m beginning to dream of a lunchbox planer.

    Joe in California

    #134432
    Joe
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    Thanks for the advise, I talked with Lie Nielsen and the piece in between the blade was too wide causing the blade to flair out. I filed it down just slightly and it seems to be working great now.

    Joe in California

    #134382
    Joe
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    It looks like it’s binding because the tongue is getting wider as it goes then the plane will bind up. I can take some off the sides of the tongue with a bullnose, then I can keep going but it is very frustrating.

    Joe in California

    #127611
    Joe
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    Nice, your trim is looking better than how mine turned out :P.

    Joe in California

    #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

    #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

    #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

    #126677
    Joe
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    Finished today! It came out a bit rough, but it has character, :). Now I’m looking forward to putting it to use.

    Joe in California

    #126676
    Joe
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    I found some brass handles on ebay, not exactly like what paul has but worth a look.

    Joe in California

    #125474
    Joe
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    I think there is an episode of the woodwright shop where he makes some taps and screws. I think the used an old file shaped and sharpened, then clamped in some wood to make the wood screw.

    Joe in California

    #125427
    Joe
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    Lol. Looking good so far, I had to redo one piece of trim because i cut on the wrong side of the line.

    Joe in California

    #125358
    Joe
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    I’m building this project, and I think the pace is fine. This is a fairly simple toolbox, so there’s not a lot of new techniques, but I think it makes for a great beginner project. From that perspective, I find it very nice to have every aspect covered (within reason).

    Joe in California

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