Wood And Materials Used
Scraps, pine, oak, ash, sapele
Saws, planes, miter box
This was a small Dutch Tool Chest to hold a transitional smoothing plane I sent to Corelz125 as part of the Handplanes of Your Dreams Secret Santa.
All scraps from the stockroom. The sides and bottom are pine left over from my bookcases, taken down to ½" thick so they wouldn’t be too bulky. The lid is a piece of sapele left over from the beercase I made for the BeerBQ swap. The battens are leftovers from the laundry hamper I’m building, as was the oak skirt. The interior divider was a piece of ¼" pine resawed from one of the larger scraps.
The sides are dovetailed together, with the bottom sitting in a rabbet.
The paint is three coats of Real Milk Paint Black Iron, followed by two coats of Real Milk Paint Terra Cotta, followed by a single coat of Real Milk Paint Persimmon. Once all the paint was on, I selectively rubbed the box down with a wire brush, revealing the underlying colors. Then I coated it with three coats of tung oil to lock the paint in place and harden it up. I had fun dreaming up the color scheme and actually getting something close to what I had imagined.
Mostly hand tools, but I let the tailed apprentices help with stock prep, especially dimensioning things.