The last Monday in March and time for the next installment of the toolchest build. Part eleven; making the handle and feet.
After dimensioning the parts for the handle, feet and top runners from beautiful, quarter sawn cherry in the last video, the next clip starts at the shooting board, fine tuning the length of each part for a perfect fit.
Once the parts are fit, the lap joinery is scribed and cut, a series of crosscuts are made on the bench hook and the waste is removed with some chisel work.
With the lap joinery complete, the side arms are offered up to the chest sides and the joinery is transferred over to the side arms and cut. Again a series of crosscuts establishes the area to remove and some chisel work finishes the deal. I dry fit the side arms into the feet and top runners and then scribe the inside length of the handle. Some mortise and tenon work follows and again, a dry fit to test the fit.
In the featured image you’ll notice my logo is stamped in the handle, this is nice touch and was done before the glue up. Speaking of the glue up, I ease all of the edges of the handle and feet parts and one by one, using liquid hide glue, I assemble the frame.
The top runners are first ( the lid needs to be in place before they’re attached! ; ), allowed to dry, and then the feet are glued in place. With the runners on top and the feet attached, one side arm is glued and then the top handle is pressed in place and the other side to finish.
A clamp pulls the joinery together and from there I’ll drill and pin the joints.
That’s next time…Cheers!
Here are some links to a few of the products used in this video: