More vintage stuff

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Score 1 for the maintenance supervisor!

Maintenance supervisor at work gave me this vintage bottle and a bottle of absinthe at our Xmas party.  Super cool bottle that he said came from an old pharmacy.  He’s always giving me old stuff that he finds.  Guess he knows I appreciate that kind of thing more than most.  Absinthe is cool too, but I rarely drink anymore, so that will be in the liquor cabinet for some time, while the vintage soda bottle sits on display in the kitchen.

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Dovetailed tool box for xmas

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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.