Traveling Joiner’s Toolbox: Episode 10

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The final details in any project bring the certainty of completion and a sense of fulfilment–this toolbox is no different. As I close out the making I recall the days I spent making the first one for Joseph with him when he was 14 years old. These final steps are important. They are systematic, yes, but with each stroke, every turn of the screwdriver and then turning the knobs on the lathe, I tried to give you the same experience in the zone of making that I and Joseph had. I do hope that you enjoyed this series as you followed the episodes.


  1. Donley Sissom on 3 February 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Lovely ending. Thank you for sharing a great memory of working with your child.

  2. bensberg on 3 February 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Valuable learning for me – Thanks!

  3. P McC on 3 February 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Background music is beautiful but too loud. Covers Paul’s comments. Thanks.

  4. William David Graham on 3 February 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you

  5. Howard on 3 February 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Very nice

  6. David Chislett on 3 February 2021 at 7:19 pm

    A great toolbox to last a few lifetimes. Thanks.

  7. jakegevorgian on 3 February 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful work!

  8. CyberBiker on 3 February 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks, it has been fun building along with you, tho my box doesn’t quite have the elegance yours does.

  9. rotaryw on 3 February 2021 at 8:52 pm

    love those knobs…

  10. robdavies on 3 February 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Thankyou team
    That was a real pleasure to watch.

  11. Andrew Scott on 3 February 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Beautiful work Paul. Just a few questions which I thought I’d share with others as they may be interested… What type of shellac do you use? It looks a bit darker than blonde dewaxed. I don’t have a lathe, so have you any recommendations for other designs or methods of crafting the knobs or handles? Finally, would it be a good idea to make the handles long enough to nearly reach the front folding panel, say 1/4″ shy of it? This would prevent the drawers from sliding too much during transport. Thanks again for a terrific project which taught us so much about a wide range of cabinetmaking techniques.

    • Izzy Berger on 18 March 2021 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Andrew,

      Paul says:
      I never use anything but blond and dewaxed. It may just look darker in some cases. To check, put some on glass to rate its transparency. It should make almost no difference.
      Re handles. It is funny how we associate handles with round types from the lathe. Sometimes I just use a piece of folded leather. It is good to have the handle just shy of the front too.


  12. Flemming Aaberg on 3 February 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Unfortunately a wasted episode for me. The music cut across Paul’s words just enough to make it to difficult to hear. If this format is a continuing trend then perhaps subtitles for the hearing impaired may be useful.

  13. jurgen01 on 3 February 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Excellent project. Thank you!

  14. Yves Gaudreau on 4 February 2021 at 1:46 am

    Lovely way to film a last episode. The music is so relaxing. It make the whole experience so much enjoyable.

    Thank you Paul

  15. Carole Burns on 4 February 2021 at 5:30 am

    Just beautiful as always. Thank you.

  16. southofnonorth on 5 February 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you for devoting an episode to finishing, which also gave a better / longer view of the finished piece. (For me, the music was fine and didn’t interfere with the commentary).

  17. jperr on 6 February 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Beautiful episode. For me the music was fine, perfect actually, created a stressfree finishing- up session. Thanks so much.

  18. Greg Nuckols on 22 February 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Beautiful work in this episode, and on the whole project! This may have been mentioned or answered somewhere already, but what species was used for the turned knobs?

  19. michael kelton on 16 March 2021 at 8:02 am

    it is beautiful and with so few tools, that is amazing, it is 3 am in tennessee, i just cant get enough.

  20. Darren on 8 April 2021 at 1:55 pm


    Can you tell me where you got the handles and other hardware from please?

    I’m looking for exactly those handles for another project.



    • Izzy Berger on 25 May 2021 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Darren,

      Paul says:
      eBay second hand. Look for vintage box handles.


  21. Austin Conner on 8 April 2021 at 2:09 pm



    I found the handles on, they come up when you search “cast brass trunk handle”.

    I found a lock for 3/4″ stock at Rockler as a “surface mounted pin tumbler drawer lock”.

    This assumes you are Stateside.


  22. Darren on 8 April 2021 at 2:17 pm


    Thanks for the post.

    I’m in the UK I’m afraid, so looking for a UK (non-EU due to cost of shipping and imports to the UK from EU now, thanks Brexit! 🤬) supplier.


  23. James Cawdell on 12 May 2021 at 10:36 pm

    What a great series! I am loving Paul’s projects. The joy that this is giving me while I am away from my work shop if wonderful, and I am learning so much. Thank you Paul, Izzy and the team!

  24. Scott Clausen on 25 August 2021 at 10:50 am

    Very nice! Looks like another good skill builder project for me as I work towards a large tool cabinet.

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