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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #15: Jennings Style Auger Bit Box

06-08-2019 02:23 AM by Bill Berklich | 3 comments »

The lure of vintage hand tools is like no other. Mostly be because they are small, storeable, transportable, are still useful and functional and as well as affordable. I’ve had a fist full of Irwin and Russell Jennings bits homeless stacked in a drawer. With the new Box Joint Jig and the fact that I was already setting up for the #45 chest I decided that I wanted a Russell Jennings style chest to secure them. Thanks to several of the LJ’ers on the Vintage Drills of Your Dre...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #14: Stanley #45 Chest

06-08-2019 01:17 AM by Bill Berklich | 5 comments »

Like many LJ’ers I’ve felt the tug of vintage hand tools. I discovered and acquired a Stanley #45 almost complete for a very reasonable price and got it mostly cleaned and sharpened and it’s been laid out on a side bench. Finally found time to make a chest. I wanted to make a chest similar to the original ones with finger joints. So to get started I made a simple box joint jig. Then I thicknessed Red Oak stock to 1/2” for the sides/ends/top and I also th...

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Drill charging and sanding station

03-30-2019 04:41 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

Its been a busy few months. I moved in to a new shop and now I need to create some storage and organization for some of my tools and equipment. The first project was this drill charging and sanding station made out of baltic birch plywood and attaches to the wall with a french cleat. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrjidHS12wY&t=13s

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #11: A home for my Stanley 45 Irons

03-11-2019 11:56 AM by Bill Berklich | 0 comments »

When we last saw our hero… (oops wrong story). Well still no substantive progress on the tool cabinet – waylaid by surgery/recovery and weather. Unheated garage is not conducive to cutting/fitting/gluing/finishing at 10F. I do need to get busy soon ‘cuz the house is going up for sale in a couple more weeks and packing has already started. But that is a another story. I have managed a few smaller projects over the past month or so on warmer days and with the heater going...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #6: Lower Case Assembly

10-07-2018 06:26 PM by Bill Berklich | 0 comments »

Ok – It’s been awhile since I had the chance to work on my Tool Cabinet. Last November to be exact. But, the project is underway once again. Getting back into any long shelved project is always a challenge, time passes, things are forgotten, pieces are mislaid, and parts are used for other purposes. No different on this project but after a week of excavating, rooting, and cleaning I managed to identify and collect all of the critical parts and pieces. As I stood staring at the pile of lumb...

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• Mystery Cabinet #7: Mystery Solved

02-28-2018 12:04 AM by Ron Aylor | 31 comments »

Mystery Solved –  After cutting and fitting the last of the horizontal dividers, I glued everything together and gave this cabinet a few coats of whitewash to match the walls.                 I cut the first row of Ambrosia maple drawer fronts …  … the rest will be cut sequentially from these two boards. I just love the curl. I’ll end this blog here, and post the finished cabinet as a project once I complete the twenty little drawers. Click here for the finished cabinet.  Th...

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• Mystery Cabinet #6: Dividers

02-26-2018 09:52 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

Dividers –  I decided to have twenty drawers in this cabinet to store nails, screws, and various other hardware. Twenty drawers will require three vertical dividers and four horizontal dividers. I decided to tackle the verticals first. I have through dados on the top face of the cabinet bottom and stop dados on the bottom face of the jack plane shelf. As with half-blind dovetails I can only saw so far to form the shoulders of a stopped dado … no problem … I’ll just use the corner ...

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• Mystery Cabinet #5: Filling In the Shell

02-25-2018 05:10 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

Filling In the Shell –  Alaska was fantastic! We got to see the Northern Lights, walk with reindeer, go dog sledding, and I had my first Alaskan Icy Bay IPA. I must admit … it was hard coming back to Lilburn.  But come back we did … and after unpacking it didn’t take me too long to get back in the shop and continue work on my mystery cabinet. I used a backsaw to free-hand the shoulders of the dados …  … I chopped out the waste with a chisel, and ...  … cleaned up the ...

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• Mystery Cabinet #4: I Love Dovetails -

02-18-2018 12:43 AM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

I Love Dovetails –  Being quite productive yesterday, getting the parts roughed out and the sides shaped, I was going to give this cabinet a rest until I got back from Alaska, but …  … it didn’t take too long to pack and besides the plane doesn’t take-off until tomorrow afternoon … so, I thought perhaps I’d take some time and cut a dovetail or two …  Two led to four, four led to twenty … once all the tails were cut, and I squared things up with the help of a squa...

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• Mystery Cabinet #3: And So It Begins

02-17-2018 12:25 AM by Ron Aylor | 5 comments »

And So It Begins -  It was a veritable heatwave in Lilburn today … 75°! I took advantage of the wonderful weather and started roughing out some cabinet parts. I managed to cut and shape the sides …  … and get the horizontals cut. I got a bit carried away with the coping saw …                … but nothing a good filing won’t fix! I was also able to get the dovetails marked.  Before cutting the dovetails, I took the time to dismantle the old racks and pegs.                 Well, I made a ...

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