This tool chest business is pretty much making me unbearable at home. Thanks, Chris….just what I needed.
I spend my days fooling around in the workshop, essentially playing. My wife is home, chasing the two six-year olds around; trying to keep the hearth & home intact. And I come in, telling the kids to get their crayons organized, “you should put them back in the box when you’re done…” “then you’ll have more room..” so on.
Then I turn on the kitchen – “these measuring cups should be sorted & organized…” or “how can you find anything in here?” ”Why do you keep this in here???”
a big hit. Right.
Mark Twain said “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits”
I made removable trays for my carving tools, so I can bring the small trays to the workbench. they sit in the sliding trays inside the chest, then can easily come out to carve with. It’s taking some getting used to, but it seems like it might be a smooth move…
at the bench:
In theory, I can then shift different tools into the sliding trays if & when I need to work from a different set of tools…but I don’t see me w/o carving tools as my primary gig.
Here’s a few carvings I worked on today.
One is a box front.
and some stiles for a joined chest.
The other day, I did the center panel for this joined chest I have underway.
If you want to tackle some of these carvings, get up to Lie-Nielsen later this month; the weekend of May 19/20 I’ll be teaching a class in carving a number of this sort of design… here’s the link. http://www.lie-nielsen.com/?pg=35 _ there’ll be good birds in Maine by then…but I promise to make it to the shop on time… If you can’t make it, the DVDs cover similar material http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?grp=1320
While waiting for the warblers to get up here to New England, I shot a couple of swallows the other day - a tree swallow
and a barn swallow
these guys rarely sit still, so I was lucky to find them.