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- 29 August 2018 at 5:00 pm #550748
Where did you get the handles? Looks very nice.
Joe in California20 August 2018 at 7:04 pm #550401
Looks very good!
Joe in California5 February 2016 at 6:26 am #1345563 February 2016 at 4:45 am #134450
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 California2 February 2016 at 10:17 pm #134432
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 California31 January 2016 at 11:40 pm #134382
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 California8 June 2015 at 8:47 pm #127611
Nice, your trim is looking better than how mine turned out :P.
Joe in California24 April 2015 at 7:37 pm #126714
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 California23 April 2015 at 8:51 pm #126695
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 California23 April 2015 at 6:22 pm #126691
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 California23 April 2015 at 7:15 am #126677
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
Attachments:23 April 2015 at 7:08 am #126676
I found some brass handles on ebay, not exactly like what paul has but worth a look.
Joe in California11 March 2015 at 7:03 pm #125474
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 California10 March 2015 at 4:23 pm #125427
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 California8 March 2015 at 6:29 pm #125358
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