Loc: South Alabama
Re: Building My Own Anarchist's Tool Chest
05/14/12 11:49 PM
More progress, finally!
School is out for the summer, so I now have a little time to get this thing finished.
It's going to be mostly pics tonight. I'll do a full write-up of this stage on my blog later on.
Attaching the dovetailed dust seal to the lid. Not real proud of the dovetailing job, but they'll hold. Shims work wonders with appearances.
How to get the dust seal on just right. Turn the whole chest upside down on top of the lid and set the pieces on the protruding lid so as to get a reasonably tight fit. It doesn't eliminate all human error, but it beats trying to measure the stuff.
Attaching the dust seal to the carcase. Yes, the sides bow in a little bit under the clamping pressure. They sprung right back when I removed the clamps.
The finished product:
Tomorrow I will install the hardware--hinges, latch, and casters. Then I'll do a final scraping of the show surfaces and put a finish on it.
-------------------- Steve S.
Tradition cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour.
- T. S. Eliot