Used some pine scraps, instead of Ash....Ash vs Iron...doesn't always go well....
Needed a wee bit off the top..
laid out 4 notches...bandsaw to make a few cuts..
Ends are notched, for a better fit....chisel to chop the waste..
Cleaned this one up, transfer the lines to the other one...saw and chop....sand a bit, to smooth things up a bit....dry fit (with the spokeshaves)
Remove the spokeshaves, add a bead of glue to the bottom of the rack...I  already had a few lines marked as to where the 2 will be sitting...
A press fit...then a coat of shellac.....allow to dry..reinstall the spokeshaves..
Waiting on coat #3 of the shellac to dry...then see about a coat, or 2, of a clear Gloss Poly....

Stay tuned, almost done...
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
PIP: 2nd coat of Clear Gloss Poly
Awaiting a good rub down today
BTW:  Added a chain for the lid,  and a bit of foam liner for underneath the spokeshaves' cutters...

Will rub things down, and fix any missed areas...then see how it will look...

Stay tuned
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
Got that rubbed down....added a 3rd coat, and went on some errands...this afternoon, rubbed the 3rd coat down...heated up the branding iron....not sure which takes longer..heating it up, or..cooling it down.   Electric, just a case of plug it in..and wait..
A little touch-up, here and there...about ready  to call this..done?  
A simple, little latch..
Brass hinges..end view?
Lift the lid, to show off the chain..
Colour of the wood is simply from the Amber Shellac ( 3 coats!)
Up front, A Stanley #53,  then 2 by Seymour Smith & Son (highly recommend them, too!)Then a "Have no idea, but it works"  shave...

Size of this little box?   Stands 5-1/2" tall, counting the 1-1/2" of feet.   Front to back is 7-1/4", and is 12-3/8" long/ hands are big enough, I do not need any handles...The Stanley No. 80 was just too big to fit IN the, it gets to hang from a nail that these spokeshaves had been hanging from..

Thanks for looking in!
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
Thanks Bandit!

I like it.

I really appreciate and enjoy your build-along posts.  

Thanks for taking the time to share


Alot of work but it is the best I have seen so far.  Well done buddy
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  

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