And the second Xmas present finished.
My 4 year old loves tools. I wonder where he gets that from? He must have 5 or 6 tape measures he seems to talk people into giving him, plus some other mini tools I got for him.
It was kind of last minute, but since I made his brother something, I made him an old school tool box. Used more cedar from the old fence. I didn’t think of this before I started, but I was really nervous about breaking the pins on the cedar dovetails. So I built everything with no test fitting until I was ready to glue the corners. Yikes… I was lucky, it all fit well. The partitions and bottom are dadoed in, and the handle is a through tenon held by the orientation of the corner joints. No fasteners. Assembly was a bit tricky with all those mating parts. But it worked. Glued the dovetails for good measure. I think he will like it.
Disclaimer: yes, more dovetails. Blatant overuse, I know. But its just practice.