I needed a rack to house my powered chisel mortiser bits. So I used unpowered mortise chisels to chisel a rack for my powered chisel mortiser bits. Mouthful of irony. All cherry with a Paduak key. Tung finish.
Thanks guys! Von, my mortiser is a simple JET tabletop. I haven't really used it, other than playing around; I wanted it for those times when I'm too lazy to hand mortise. No project has really called for it since I purchased it.
It WAS fun, Steve! Scraps, no plans, no deadlines, no expectations. Just a chest full of handtools, some glue, and some time. I needed a project like this. I probably spent 8 hours on it, 7 more than I needed to; and loved every minute of it (except waiting for the tung to dry). I loaded it up after the first coat was tacky