I upgraded my handtool collection last month with a half-dozen shiny objects from @lienielsentoolworks After a year of working on one giant project I’m thinking of making small things for a while and needed some new tools for that. I built the tool chest below in 2004 during a workshop with Chris Gochnour before I photographed him making it for @finewoodworkingmagazine Issue #169. Chris selected and prepped the lumber ahead of time, smartly selecting that Eucalyptus gum wood for the raised panel. That was my first attempt at hand-cut dovetails. I got lucky, and Chris sharpened all the tools. #handtools#woodworking
First project on the list, finishing up the restoration on this No. 605 Bedrock, started this months ago and it’s time to finally put it back to work! Vacation was so nice but it feels good to be back home!