3/16" deep rabbet
12 individual 1" plywood boards form the carcase.
Glued and screwed...
Glued mitre joints
Pine mixed with Poplar, yes. But I figured since it was going to be painted it would be fine, and I wanted to use scrap wood only - not buy any new wood.
Stanley Chisels from Walt Q. at Brass City Records, they stay sharp a long time.
'box' legs for mobile base
plywood 'stair stringer' scraps
saws finally mounted
Gramercy 12" Carcase Saw
Bad Axe 10" Dovetail (top) and 14" Sash (bottom)
vintage D8 from Mark Harrell at Bad Axe
Irwin augers on hardware store tin display
from Walt Q. at Brass City Records
The Studebaker Avanti of saws - D100
Late 19th century D8 - crosscut saw
lower tray - left
lower tray - right
upper tray - left
upper tray - right
60" to top of open lid
chest bottom at front
Mathieson Fore 17"L + ECE Primus Smoother & Scrub + Ulmia Jack & Toothing + Hammers (Stanley, Vaughn Grayvik from Harry J Epstein in Kansas City)
Alternate mobile base idea with drawers...maybe one day
View of bottom after reconfiguring for easier access to more commonly used tools.
Moved chest to basement for winter, painted base flat black. To move this chest, everything must be removed, and even then it is a two person job. My advice to others is to build it more lightweight out of white pine with dovetails and thin wood for the trays.
No stooping for tools + easily moved on mobile base. Casters work well on vinyl floor, not so good on concrete.
Winter workspace in basement.
After I got the six-lever lock, I realize how lousy the hasp looks, so now I'm looking for a vintage hasp and hinges.