Loc: South Alabama
Re: Building My Own Anarchist's Tool Chest
03/20/12 09:18 PM
Just a small amount of progress. I got the bottom nailed on last night:
You will notice that not all the boards are the same thickness. That's intentional... sort of...
It all kind of came together serendipitously. I had a fairly wide 5/4 cedar board that I wanted to use for the bottom, but I didn't have enough to cover the whole bottom. I did, however, have a couple 4/4 poplar off-cuts from a previous project that just fit into the gaps. The casters I have are 2" tall, so I decided to put the thin boards on the ends, where the casters would be attached, and put the thick boards in the center. And now my tool chest smells like a cedar blanket chest inside.
FWIW, shiplapping boards of uneven thicknesses is an added challenge. But between my Veritas plow and my Stanley 78, I got everything fitted okay.
Now to make the lower apron, which will be dovetailed around the bottom. It should add a little rigidity to the carcase, which feels just a little bit delicate. Once the skirt and the dust seal are on, though, it will feel plenty beefy.
-------------------- Steve S.
Tradition cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour.
- T. S. Eliot