READERS PROJECT I received a letter from Steve in Vancouver this week and wanted to share it with you. Steve recently finished making a version of my Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest following plans in my book, Made by Hand. We went back and forth a bit via email, with some design and construction considerations and it looks […]
READERS PROJECT I received a letter from Lucian in Northamptonshire, UK last week and wanted to share it with you. Lucian recently finished making a Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest, following plans in my book- Made by Hand. Great job on the tool chest Lucian, thanks again for sharing these with us! Hello Tom, Just wanted to say thanks […]
I received a letter from Hugh in Australia earlier this summer and wanted to share it with you. Hugh made a toolchest following plans from my book, Made by Hand. It turned out really well and I love that he made it ‘his own‘. Thanks again for sharing this with us Hugh- great job […]
Each and every year, I travel 2500 kilometers to my summer home on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city life, we never make too many plans for our summer vacation. We prefer to let things unwind naturally, and welcome the spontaneity and excitement that summer […]
If you remember this post, you’ll know that David in Bradford, Ontario sent me a letter about his plans to build a version of my Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest. I just received another letter from David informing me that his toolchest is complete! Here’s a quick note and a few final photos. Thanks again for sharing […]
I received a letter from Tim, in Meridian, Idaho last night, and wanted to share it with you here. Tim recently completed a version of my Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest design and really did an amazing job ! ( it’s actually his second chest ) Using some incredible birds eye maple with walnut and cherry accents, […]
I received a letter from David in Bradford, Ontario and wanted to share it with you. David is at the early stages of building his own version of my Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest. This was the first project from my book, Made by Hand- Furniture Projevcts from the Unplugged Woodshop, and if you follow the links, you’ll […]
Daniel, a reader out in California, posted these two pics on his Twitter account this week and I thought I’d share them here. He did a fantastic job on both the sharpening bench and tool chest. You’ll find the tool chest project in my first book, Made by Hand, as well as a video series […]
July 21st, these past three weeks have been a most welcome break from the hectic pace the city demands. The calm of Cape Breton Island is good for the soul. I’m ‘borrowing’ an internet signal to update the blog tonight. I’m afraid I don’t have service here so updates are always slow through the summer […]
I’ve been on the road for the last two weeks traveling to the East Coast so I should apologize for the lack of updates this month. I’m here in my summer workshop on Cape Breton Island and wanted to update Dodie’s toolchest project while I’m visiting civilization and have access to an internet connection. Here’s […]
Here’s the latest from California. I hope you’ve been enjoying watching Dodie make her way through the toolchest design. I know I have. Dovetails are looking great Dodie-; ) thanks again for sharing this ! Back in action! Kind of nice to come back fresh. I cleaned up the tail board more before transferring to […]
Here’s the latest from Dodie (and Brutus) as she makes her way through her version of the cabinetmaker’s toolchest. Enjoy! I’ll stop whining. I finally finished. All set up for dovetailing the carcass. Brutus has had a careful eye on my work. But he is influenced by the twisted boards. I may need some […]
Here’s another quick update from Dodie in California.
The cherry boards she’s using for her toolchest project look great.
Must be soon time for some joinery?
Cheers! It was a total bangs day. Four twisted boards 8 sides. And then I have to keep them all the same thickness!
Another update from Dodie, on her cabinetmaker’s tool chest. Cheers! It was a sketchy day today. The past few days I spent making a shooting board and winding sticks for preparation at hand milling my carcass pieces. I had the wood already rough cut, and have always been mystified on just how the shooting board […]