Tool tote / caddy travel

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Blog series by mafe updated 10-29-2010 11:28 PM 3 parts 28530 reads 42 comments total

Part 1: a learning travel in tools and techniques.

10-13-2010 02:50 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Tool tote / caddy travela learning travel in tools and techniques. Yes some of you will say: ‘come on Mad(s), we heard about this, and you will never get done with those dovetails’.And I have to admit: ‘I have been a chicken when it comes to dovetails’. The project:The project is a tool tote or tool box (many opinions on the name), a mix of some wonderful pine wood boards from an old closet, and a branch from the forest! Here the design I did, a simple but ‘hopefully’ long, slim and ele...

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Part 2: glue up and details.

10-13-2010 02:56 PM by mafe | 12 comments »

Tool tote travelglue up and details This is second part of the tool tote travel. Time for glue up.Table covered, water, PU glue, brush and gloves. Applying water on the joints, so the glue will work, and expand as wanted.Then the glue, and the rest is a just a puzzle, where you don’t want to use your camera, since you forgot to wear the gloves, and had glue all over… So here we are with clean fingers, and a clamped up tool tote.It’s important that you have remembered t...

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Part 3: finger joints on a template / jig.

10-29-2010 11:28 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Tool tote travel 3finger joints on a template / jig This is third part of the tool tote travel. Now I have cut dovetails by hand, so it’s time to play with machines again…This time some finger joints, since it’s a learning experience. I bought some years ago a router template for finger joints, and half blind dovetails.I paid 100$ on a sale and never opened the box… So now it was time! I found a 10 mm router bit as the set needed, and made a test cut on some plywood… O...

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