BJ... the wood was gotten from Marks step fathers stash (he recently passed away and Mark was given all of his wood and equipment, hence his desire to improve his skills) I'd suspect board feet wise, actually not all that much. Hardware was gotten from Lee Valley, probably in the neighborhood of 75 bucks. The lid hinge being the most expense single Item...I think it was 35 or so.
Orginally, we had planned on making the bottom drawer a single drawer, but, one of the buggers came when doing the blind dovetails. Someone, they were cut on opposite sides *L*..so, the plan quickly changed to have 2 drawers on the bottom. In the end, we both agreed that it worked out for the best. To my way of thinking, the 'lines' of the box were extremely important. So I had to give in and draw up some plans with the math, otherwise, I seriously doubt I could have pulled it off and have it look even, neat...
This box was/is a birthday gift for Marks son, 12/12/12
finish, finish, finish... for to add, The finish is a simple Formby's Tung Oil rub.. nothing fancy. Reason for tung oil was that its an super easy touchup. Does not add anything much in the way of protection, but what the heck, its a tool box. I pushed some polymerized Tung Oil, but never used it before, and wasn't willing to experiment on this project. Supposedly polymerized tung oil not only dries much faster, but leaves a much more durable, harder finish behind. Really looking forward to seeing what this stuff does..
Real Nice Job
I like the numbers in the plan the best
By the way how much do you have in it ? total cost ?
Jon Happy 30th 12/12.12 ????