|Tommy and his Toolchest|
|Wood layout, couple of nice pieces of Cherry need to be|
oriented to maximize the nice sapwood stripe in the joint
My design has a few departures from Tommy's original, because of a screw-up (insert swearing here) the front divider strips are not dovetailed into the front of the case - the dadoes look just fine - really they do... I have also altered the drawer layout to give me full-width drawers on the top, this better suits the things I want to store in this chest.
Following are a few pictures from the build, the case is now complete and just need to finish cutting the drawers and fitting them which takes quite a bit of time - test-fit, plane, test-fit again, repeat as necessary. Remember to click on the pictures for a closer look.
|All the tails cut on the case sides|
|Using David Barron Jig to cut the tails on the case top|
|Test fit of the first corner - doesn't suck!|
|Case sides with dadoes cut for interior partitions, cleaned up|
with the router plane
|Mother of all glue-ups to ensure its perfectly square|
|I am testing out a prototype joinery float from Liogier rasps from|
France, it makes quick work of the these faces right off the
|The interior dividers all ready for glue-up, I used oak for these|
as I had quite a bit laying around.
|Layout of the front pieces was critical to get that grain|
flowing across the two boards. the narrow pieces are the
divider pieces that fit between the drawers.
|The dividers test fit with cherry fronts added, ready for trimming.|
|The front dividers glued in place and the drawers fronts|
friction fit into their openings creates a pleasing look.
|The case with a coat of finish on it ready for some drawers! the case is on its back, the long|
face is the case's top.