I’ve had times when I need to hold thin pieces for planing or temporarily attach a piece so I can see it. Here a cool trick for doing that and it doesn’t involve double sided tape. See the video for more ideas and a more thorough explanation.
So a friend of mine wanted to build a toy chest for his daughter and asked for my help. So I suggested the six board chest since its a pretty quick project and he agreed. Turned out it was the right level of effort and its coming together fairly quickly.
The amazing part about this chest is that its cross grain construction and we’ve yet to use any glue. Its made of quarter sawn vertical grain Douglas Fir, but vertical grain was an aesthetic choice not a construction need. The chest depends on nails to hold it and keep it together.
Here’s a couple of progress shots.
Wanna know how to build one? This DVD will give you all the details:
This is the final post for the six board chest project. If you’d like to find all the posts in one place instead of having to search for them you can go to the project page below or click on the link Six Board Chest under the heading Pages/Projects on the right of this page.
Wood: Sapele – Hardwood to Go
Preparation: Top is sanded to 320, all other surfaces are hand planed / scraped.
Finish: Watco Teak Oil