I’ll be making a couple of these toolboxes, one for this blog and the other for the filming. The methods will be about the same although there may be some variance if I see the need for some practical or necessary reason of improvement. To start with, in this blog I am using up a…

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I glued up my toolbox build yesterday afternoon before I left the Penrhyn Castle workshop for home. Multiple dovetails demand your full attention and of course you must drive yourself so as not to procrastinate and so fail to set the tails home into the glued recesses. Dismantling the original toolbox we’re copying is still an…

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Cutting the dovetails and coping saw usage It’s not the best way, using a coping saw or a fret saw, but it can speed up the operation if you are in a hurry or making a beehive. On finer joinery it’s not really accepted. That said, a tool box of this type would not generally…

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Dovetailed Skirting and Lock and Hinge Rail Misnomered as Trim There is more to it than that. The skirting boards protect the box from damage or at least reduce the risk of main-box damage, that’s true, but it more importantly thickens up the base area corners to make for much increased structural stability and solidity…

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Working on the toolbox build Yesterday and today we filmed making the toolbox for the start to the New Year series to start 2015 with. I have a feeling that this could be as popular a series as any we have done so far and as far as conservation goes it’s important to me as it means hundreds…

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  • Elliott Timms on Toolbox Build UpdateTool storage has become a real problem for me, since getting the woodworking had tool bug I'm fast upgrading storage of the ever increasing collection of previously unloved and neg…
  • Michael on Toolbox Build UpdateI have been doing this for years. Most of my wife's garden tables and potting tables are made of pallets, some with rollers mounted to move around. In this country (the Netherlands…
  • Jeffrey on Toolbox Build UpdateHi Paul What fits in the toolbox, exactly? Certainly not a full size saw? Pax, Jeff
  • Stephen McGonigle on Toolbox Build UpdateI have the tops from 15+ oak drop leaf or gateleg tables. A wonderful source and cheap if they're stained or marked. Seasoned for 80-100 years! I bought a 7' ash wardrobe at auctio…
  • Stephen McGonigle on Toolbox Build UpdateDennis, have a look at Paul's videos. There's a lot of information sharpening, all given in Paul's inimitable no nonsense style. If you haven't got his Essential Woodworking Handbo…
  • Thomas on Toolbox Build UpdateI can't believe how quickly you get these things done. Can't wait to see the videos!
  • Darren K Lee on Update on My Book- Essential Woodworking Hand ToolsWe had a saying in the Army that when training Soldiers, you had to show them what "right" looked like. Thank you, Mr. Sellers for showing what right looks like. Doc Lee in Arkansa…