I finally finished up my School Box / Carving Chisels Chests. I’ve been posting along the way on Instagram, so I thought I’d put the whole thing, minus the finish which will be in the next post. Here’s the blow by blow in the captioned pictures.
Making the Carcass
Milling popular for the chest back and sides.
Dovetail lay out.
My amazing Badaxe stiletto dovetail saw.
Tails first .. always.
Sawed out the waste and chiseling out what’s left.
It’s a box with wrap around grain.
Flat enough, now makin’ it pretty.
Trimming down the dovetail ends.
Cleaning up the final outside.
Spacing out the tongue and groove and gluing.
Fitting the bottom and dividers
Making pilot holes for the bottom nails.
Trimming the bottom.
Fitting the dividers.
Making and installing the molding
I used my hollows and rounds to make my mouldings.
Trimmed with my miter box saw.
Nailing through the miters .. w/o splitting the molding. 🙂