Building the Perfect Tool Chest

By Jim Stack

Why should still woodworkers pay money for prepackaged device packing containers after they can create anything larger themselves? during this ebook professional craftsman Jim Stack presents transparent and easy-to-follow directions for construction 15 software chests. every one functional and classy layout is adaptable to person wishes and offers a handy position to shop all a woodworker's instruments. supplying a variety of software chest kinds - from stylish to utilitarian - and minimum device specifications, this interesting consultant is certain to have various tasks that may attract each woodworker. Readers also will locate that finishing those tasks raises their wisdom and mastery of simple woodworking innovations.

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TIP: A WHITEWASHED end The end for this chest used to be now not tough to do, and it extra much to the final appear and feel of the chest. i wished so as to add a few intensity to the wooden, the V-grooves, the mouldings and the carving. After sanding, follow a coat of sealer. After it dries, sand it soft. Then stain the chest with a medium-dark brown oil-based stain. as the wooden is partly sealed, the stain can be absorbed calmly. allow the stain take a seat for 1 minute, then wipeoff the surplus thoroughly with a fresh rag. it will upload simply the correct amount of colour to function a historical past for the white stain to be utilized later. After the stain has dried in a single day, practice a whitewash oil-based stain. observe this stain liberally and allow it take a seat for two to three mins. The whitewash may pickup lines of the brown stain. That’s okay. Wipe off the colour lightly, leaving a few of it within the V-grooves, on the corners the place the mouldings butt as much as the legs and within the nooks and crannies of the carving. additionally, depart adequate of this stain to provide the total piece a whitish, weathered glance. permit this stain dry in a single day. ultimately, observe or 3 most sensible coats. The extra most sensible coats you practice, the shinier the end turns into. venture 14 curved-front chest while i began this booklet, this was once the 1st undertaking I equipped. I knew it'd be concerned. The chest itself is a uncomplicated two-door field with a few drawers. What makes the chest what it truly is, is the curved entrance — which resulted in the final layout. The rounded edges of the head, backside and ft melt the appear and feel of the chest. whilst the curved doorways are opened, they invite you to open the drawers. I were saving this walnut and curly maple for simply the perfect undertaking. each time I checked out the wooden, I simply couldn’t convey myself to chop into it. Then i noticed that this used to be the venture for this wooden! There comes a time when you've got to make a decision that this is often it, and opt for the venture. I wasn’t disenchanted the least bit and not appeared again. fabrics checklist INCHES undefined 2 pairs butt hinges 3⁄4″ × 11⁄2″ 2 bullet catches 6 3⁄4″ dia. sash knobs 1 5⁄8″ dia. sash knob 2 1⁄2″ dia. sash knobs three 3⁄8″ dia. sash knobs * * * MILLIMETERS undefined 2 pairs butt hinges 19mm × 38mm 2 bullet catches 6 19mm dia. sash knobs 1 16mm dia. sash knob 2 13mm dia. sash knobs three 310mm dia. sash knobs TIP: MAKING DRAWERS FOR THE CURVED-FRONT CHEST all the drawers have 1⁄2″ plywood bottoms, poplar aspects and laminated poplar and white oak fronts. (If you may have one other species of wooden you desire to wear the drawer fronts, that’s your choice! ) Drawer sizes are decided by means of measuring the assembled chest. i didn't use any drawer runners. with a view to use drawer runners, reduce a groove within the backside of the drawer and connect a hardwood strip to the ground of every drawer area. i'd suggest doing this sooner than assembling the cupboard or the drawer situations. development step by step step 1 • prior to beginning this venture, learn the technical drawings conscientiously.

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