MC Escher Tool Chest

Yesterday I posted a picture of a Dutch Tool Chest I’m making.  It’s just a busywork project, something to do for fun.  It was decidedly less fun when I discovered that I’d done the joinery for one end bass-ackwards.  Not really the end of the world, this is the cheap common pine.  It’s also slightly cupped, even after flattening it, it cupped again.

And it’s not like I need a tool chest.  Having said that, I’ll probably end up building two or three of these.

Kudos to Greg Merrit for nicknaming this the "MC Escher Chest".  I'm *never* buying plans from that Dutch Dude again...

Kudos to Greg Merrit for nicknaming this the “MC Escher Chest”. I’m *never* buying plans from that Dutch Dude again…

So, I cut one set of pins off, and re-cut them. No biggie.  The sawing went much better, it helped that I put up more shop lights in the intervening time.

Dutch chest after coming down from a bad sugar high. (the chest, not me)

Dutch chest after coming down from a bad sugar high. (the chest, not me)

 

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6 thoughts on “MC Escher Tool Chest

  1. I plan to make one of these soon (though for me it will be a bit more than busywork).

    How was it using the Moxon?

    • The Moxon vise is great! It holds the boards absolutely solidly, My only problem is that I don’t have anywhere to put the Moxon when I’m not using it. I’ll need to make a shelf on the wall or something.

      • wrduffield

        Have you seen Paul-Marcel’s (Half Inch Shy) solution to the storage problem? A French cleat. His configuration is different than yours, so his solution might not be adaptable.

  2. john sayles

    nice work (and recovery)
    How the heck wide is that stock — it doesn’t appear to be a glue-up

    • It’s just Home Depot 1″ X 12″ common. I’ve been trying to get “select” pine there, but the local stores never seem to have it in stock. The “common” is not nearly as dense as I’d like.

  3. A lot less artistic, but much more functional.
    The “select”/clear pine here is radiata. Pretty decent to work with. All other is labeled as “whitewood”. Hateful spongy stuff. Really great if you happen to like knots.

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