The toolbox now has removable sliding dovetailed tills. I had to thickness my stock from 3/4″ to 1/2″ with hand planes. That was good exercise.

I believe this is the end of the joinery for this project. I still have to install on some hardware and decide on a finish, and I’ll have a toolbox!



I made my first ever hinge mortises yesterday. My toolbox now has a functional lid.

I glued up a panel


I glued up a panel for the lid of my toolbox. Jointed the edges with the No. 5 and then cleaned up the faces and end grain — all with the same plane.

It was a hell of a workout.

Square Taper to Hollowtech II


I had a problem with my square taper crank arm coming loose and getting trashed by the crank spindle.

These new-fangled Hollowtech II whiz-bang cranksets can be found on the Internets for cheap, as 3×9 drivetrains are no longer fashionable.