I finished off the toolbox with two coats of Tavern Green milk paint followed by two coats of Danish Oil.
I think it came out pretty nicely.
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.
Knife an outline of the hinge
Chop some lines with the chisel
Smooth out the bottom of the mortise
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.
Clamped for jointing
After laborious planing
End grain of the panel
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.
Old damaged crank arm
Big Wrench to remove the old bottom bracket
New hollowtech crank
Test ride successful