Immortan D

Tool Chest - Finished

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that looks amazing!  I tried sketch up once, and ended shortly thereafter buying drafting tools on amazon.  How did you get the planes and other tools in your sketch up design?

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3 hours ago, wdwerker said:

Just tack the center of the panel and leave about 3" from the corners with no nails . A slight gap on the width would be ideal. A 1/32 each side should be plenty.

There's 1/4" gap all around, so I guess I'm safe! 

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Sorry for the ugly pic, just a dry fit. The other side has the same gap.

1 hour ago, Anna S said:

that looks amazing!  I tried sketch up once, and ended shortly thereafter buying drafting tools on amazon.  How did you get the planes and other tools in your sketch up design?

Thanks! I got them from the sketchup warehouse, it's a user maintained library of 3D items available right from inside Sketchup.

42 minutes ago, Lester Burnham said:

This is looking good, D. Your precision dowels are impressive.

Thanks Lester!

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On January 20, 2017 at 5:59 PM, Immortan D said:

Thanks! I got them from the sketchup warehouse, it's a user maintained library of 3D items available right from inside Sketchup.

 

thanks!  that's really good to know

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Been working on the block plane holder. Started by jointing a few narrow stripes of wood.

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Then using the planes and a piece of aluminium as separators, I laid out the separators and screwed them in place.

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And kept going until they were all fitted.

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I noticed than some of the planes were not sitting properly at the expected angle. I fixed that by chopping mortises to make room for their knobs. I used chisels and a shop made sanding block. I also replaced the side pieces because the screw holes on the previous ones did not have the same layout of the separators.

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Applied two coats of shellac and installed in the chest.

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Every time I build something custom fit I have to go back and modify my original attempt to accommodate a knob, handle , nut etc.  When a spot is custom fitted a label helps the right tool end up back in its home.

Lookin good !

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1 minute ago, wdwerker said:

Every time I build something custom fit I have to go back and modify my original attempt to accommodate a knob, handle , nut etc.  When a spot is custom fitted a label helps the right tool end up back in its home.

Lookin good !

Thanks Steve!

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don't slow down the posts D, if I'm not looking at the forum i'll have to talk to the wife about  my feelings:blink: great build to follow along on, nice ride

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13 minutes ago, davewyo said:

Sometimes people don't say anything because you're knocking it out of the park.

Yea, maybe it is a case of running out of word to describe your great work. Keep it up Daniel. 

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8 minutes ago, Lester Burnham said:

When you're all finished, can you please weigh it?

Seriously, it has to be around 30-40 lbs of just hand planes. All filled up it could be 60-70lbs?

It is looking great! 

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3 minutes ago, Isaac said:

Seriously, it has to be around 30-40 lbs of just hand planes. All filled up it could be 60-70lbs?

It is looking great! 

I think you're pretty close. Shouldn't 't lift it now because it could break apart without all the screws that keep everything together and I need the handles before setting those.

That said I lifted it for a fraction of a second and felt like my Bosch glide, close to 70 pounds with the tools. So it won't be a problem for me, I'm always moving that saw to and from the floor sometimes many times a day lol

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3 minutes ago, pkinneb said:

Very nice!! How will the front and top attach?

Thanks!

The front will be removable. I will use brass latches on top and probably a wooden "C" profile  at the bottom or brass hardware.

The top I haven't made my mind yet. 

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nice progress D, looks great. hardware installation is my least favorite part of woodworking even though in means the end is near, i think of it as one last chance to screw things up:blink:

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