This project started a few weeks ago with a trip to the local home center on the bus.
|Jonas says these wheelie bags are only for old people.|
I'm lucky that this home center has such nice plastic-wrapped laminated pine. They are glued from long pieces of wood.
|If you dig through the pile, there are often boards as nice as this!|
|Testing for square with a piece of printer paper.|
With the two side pieces picked out and the bottom cut to length, I can plane the edges. I made one edge smooth on each side, then clamped them together to gang-plane them in the hope they will all turn out the same width.
|Here is where I really miss my square, but the eye is pretty accurate when it has to be.|
|I did buy a pair of C-clamps.|
|Gratuitous Dick saw shot.|
|Chiseling out the waste after coping. BTW, I love having sun light in the shop.|
|Marking the pins.|
|Cutting the pins.|
|Once again, A4 paper to the rescue!|
|Sawing crossgrain kerfs for shelf dadoes.|
|This is how I sawed the dado.|
|Approaching the line.|
|Oops! I don't have a router plane. I guess do it all with a chisel!|
|Aren't self-timers a great invention?|
|I thought it was a booger, but it's not. (You have to say that out loud for it to be funny.)|
|Pretty, isn't it?|
|Not sure this art shot was worth it.|
I've been thinking of ways to keep the lid and the front panel flat with battens. I don't really want to use screws on this project, so I thought I would make a test to see if I could clench these Roman nails to join two pieces of this pine.
|It works brilliantly!|
That's all I have completed so far.
|Well, it holds tools!|
|A Paul Sellers tool on a Christopher Schwarz tool chest.|