Dutch Tool Chest #8: fall-front together and installed

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 04-13-2015 05:34 AM 2184 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: back done/ breadboard fallfront and more Part 8 of Dutch Tool Chest series Part 9: Put a lid on it.. »

A quickie post

I didn’t mention making the red Oak pieces to latch behind the lower lip of the cabinet before. These are just big enough to fit below the lower shelf . The article in the magazine mentions making these the full length to subdue expansion, but I have breadboard ends for that. I measured and marked where the batten guides need to go, with a brain fart or two. You will probably notice a few holes in a picture or two where I mounted them where they didnt need to be.

Ash battens, walnut guides, red oak lip guides and breadboard pins, poplar panel, pine ply bench. Lots of wood species repping on this piece. Trying to use up small scraps…

The shiny screws are distracting and the phillips heads are annoying, will likely replace and strip the shiny off on some replacements.

Some block sanding up to 320 to take the smudges and whatnot from my grubby hands.

A few coats of a BLO/MS mix applied

And in its place, now to get working on the lid, tills for the tools and prep for a few coats of some Lexington Green milk paint on the outside.

Thanks for reading!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#1 posted 04-13-2015 01:10 PM

That is looking good.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 01:40 PM

Looks like a great use of scrap woods!
Cannot wait to see the milk paint…sorta wish I had used it.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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