Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My tool chest.

My tool chest that I made to test the Woodhaven Portable box joint jig is in this month's Fine Woodworking along with my product review. Sample copies of the magazine came in yesterday's mail. If you are a subscriber look at p. 22.

Today in the Clear Spring School shop, my middle school students will work on boxes that they can then decorate with pictures cut or torn from magazines. The boxes will be a statement of personal interest, but also be something they can use for years to come, keeping special things inside.

A box can be an explanation of personality and self. There are things that are evident on the outside of the box, and yet within, are things that make each of us unique. My first, second and third grade students will work on making "super heros and cats."

Make, fix, create, and assist others in learning lifewise.


  1. Hi Doug.
    That is a nice looking tool chest.
    I really like the idea of a drawer.
    Actually I would like to build a chest on board some time inspired by it.
    Thanks for showing it.

  2. I'm glad you like it.

  3. The tool chest is beautiful! Love the design. I would like to make one just like it to test my craftsmanship. What wood and finish did you use? I don't currently subscribe to Fine Woodworking, but will have to pick up a copy.

    Thanks Doug as always for keeping up the blog. Love the insights - in woodworking and education - and more. Still looking forward to attending one of your classes some day. And just maybe come visit your class at Clear Spring School.