Building my version of the Essential Tool Chest #4: Lid is finished

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Blog entry by johnstoneb posted 03-04-2015 03:11 PM 2468 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I spent yesterday cutting mortises and tenons and fitting the lid. I had a stupid attack and forgot to allow for the lid dado depth when cutting the mortises. I ended with a mortise a 1/4 wider than the tenon. Once everything was glued up I was able to find a piece of scrap that fit the gap precisely. I just cut to length, a little glue and push them in, once they were sanded down I could only find one repair out of four and that one you needed to know where it was to see it.

I got a good book match on the Bubinga. I was really happy with that after the resawing and squaring the pieces up.

I moved on and cut the drawer fronts.

Dovetail time for the drawers now.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 03:24 PM

Coming along nicely…

-- Ed Port Republic

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 03:39 PM

This is going to be a beauty.


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#3 posted 03-04-2015 04:23 PM

The fruits of your labor are showing Bruce :-).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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