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Old 07-22-2011, 02:57 AM
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In order to bring some organisation to my shop and allow me some space to build my JMP II, I am building a tool cabinet to store some of my smaller hand tools.

I handcut the carcase dovetails and used my collection of festools, many for the first time.

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Here's the carcase after completing the initial dovetails.

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A close up of the dovetails pre-clean up showing the slightly proud tails complete with a few gaps.

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A close up of inside the carcase.

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The handcut dovetails after clean up with my trusty CT14 prior to sanding.

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The cabinet with shelves and back, showing some of my hand made planes and small tools which will be stored here.

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The cabinet and doors with the french cleat attached to the wall.

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A close up of the dovetails after clean up and sanding.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:04 AM
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Very nice work - and welcome to the Forum!

I like the proportions as well as the back details.

I assume a french cleat to hang?

What are you going to do for a finish?

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Whoa! Nice dovetails, Kevin! Also, beautiful tool collection. Can you tell us more about your hand-made planes? What woods? What style, bed angle, blade, etc?

Lovely cabinet. If I had any wall space, I'd try to emulate you. But tool chests will have to do for now...

(So, what other BCTW tools do you have?)
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Very nice work - and welcome to the Forum!

I like the proportions as well as the back details.

I assume a french cleat to hang?

What are you going to do for a finish?

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Neil,
Thanks.
Yes a french cleat to hang, its on the wall in the picture of the cabinet and doors.
Still investigating finish and trying to decide whether to go with knife or standard hinges.

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Lovely - very inspiring project!
Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks, by the way Happy Birthday for yesterday.

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Whoa! Nice dovetails, Kevin! Also, beautiful tool collection. Can you tell us more about your hand-made planes? What woods? What style, bed angle, blade, etc?

Lovely cabinet. If I had any wall space, I'd try to emulate you. But tool chests will have to do for now...

(So, what other BCTW tools do you have?)
Poto
Thanks.
The planes were all made at the Inside Passage artisan course on the Sunshine Coast (here in BC). The school is founded on and is dedicated to Krenov style. The planes all have a Hock blades and two are coopering planes. From memory the beds are 30 degrees and the planes are about 25 degrees. I should have been more careful in making a note of the woods, but I was never going to forget!!
I've been caught by the BCTW bug (as well as Festool) and I am ashamed to say my JMP II is still in its box, well one day!! I am about to receive my CT17 and have a number of their other offerings.

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Welcome Kevin!

Your craftsmanship deserves knife hinges.
With the overlapping top and bottom it looks like the cabinet
was designed for them.
They'll look great.
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I agree with Michael: knife hinges. Very classy.

Thanks for the info on the planes. Do you use them a lot?

I also got my CT-17 a few days ago. What a plane! I'll start a thread somewhere with a review. Definitely the best plane I own. Wow!
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Welcome Kevin! Those are some really tight looking dovetails. Do I detect some James Krenov influence in your work? Very very nice workshop (what I can see).
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Thanks for the info on the planes. Do you use them a lot?
I have used them on small projects and like them a lot especially the coopering planes; using a hammer to adjust is a favorite aspect. But now with the CT14 and CT17 with the micro adjust, who knows ?

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Do I detect some James Krenov influence in your work? Very very nice workshop (what I can see).
Having done some work in a school inspired by Krenov, certainly rubs off, but I also used some FWW plans to get the scale.
My workshop is a single garage, fortunately we do not have a car so I have it all to myself. About to get a Hammer A3-31 so the bikes will have to move outside when I am working!
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... About to get a Hammer A3-31 so the bikes will have to move outside when I am working!
Very nice! You won't regret that acquisition.

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No CAR?!?! Are you American?
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