Well it was an absolutely beautiful weekend here in Anchorage. Hot and sunny. Eight PM and it’s still 80 degrees out. Its shaping up to be one of the nicest summers in years, after the winter that wouldn’t end. Sure was warm working in the shop though, and the mosquitos are so bad, I had to keep the door closed! Had a productive weekend anyway.
I finally finished the auxiliary tool storage project I started about a year and a half ago. Hey, I may be slow, but I do mediocre work!! This little chest of drawers was designed to fit a spot under the end of the bench, and meant to be a skill building exercise for me. It is my second dovetailed carcass and my first time making bracket feet. All in all I learned a lot, especially in the area of flattening panels and thicknessing by hand. I must say I’m glad its done though, and I really needed the extra tool storage. The tools have been piling up everywhere.
It’s a simple clean design out of soft maple, probably big leaf, as I was told the lumber came from Oregon. A couple of coats of dark garnet shellac and she is holding tools.
Thanks for looking. Hope the weather was nice in your neck of the woods this weekend.