Essential Tool Chest

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Blog entry by kokayak posted 02-08-2015 03:44 AM 2497 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to build Michael Pekovich’s Essential Tool Chest since the moment I first saw it. I spend a lot of time at my brother’s house when working out of town and need a way to bring my tools down so I finally decided to start building my chest. I’ve been cherry picking VG pine boards from the local Borgs and finally have enough to get started.

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 05:22 AM

Great video. You have mad skills on the bandsaw. I could never follow a line that straight

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 05:27 AM

Thanks. It’s really the only power tool I use anymore so I guess I get practice with it LOL! Still use my chop saw and circular saw for home improvement stuff but handsaws and planes are just so much more satisfying.

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 08:24 PM

Got the second side dovetailed then realized that I can’t “do math”! Swear I double checked that my jointer plane would fit but apparently I thought wrong. I’m going to cut a little shallow dado so the tips of the plane will fit in to a recess. Of course I did not do a practice layout before cutting the parts and then add a 1/2” to the length.

Next time.

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 04:07 AM

Chopped out most of the dados and mortises today. Need to thickness the fixed shelves down to 5/8” then we can start to turn the corner.

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