Finally getting back to my laundry cabinet build. The vise is mostly mounted. I haven’t written the longer post yet, because its a pain in the rear end to write a long post with pictures from my phone. The app locks up, but all the pics are on my phone. I’ll figure it out.
I’m happy with the dove tails. The case is square and I think all the gaps will close up on the inside when I clamp up during glue up. Gaps here.
The outside looks good to me. Not too gappy tails and pins.
Here’s a shot of the side. It’s 38 inches tall and 24 wide by 11 1/4 deep. All the pieces are left overs from my bookcase build. I like that I’ve gotten to a point where I can fit pieces to the design and not be tied to a cut list. All the dimensions were determined by what cutoffs I had. You can see that I’m determining the shelf height by the size of the largest thing I think will go in, a bottle of bleach. I’m putting 2 shelves in and I’ll use housing dados.
Here’s a shot of my planing stop for Brian Eve. It took so much sizing and fitting, I didn’t want it to get thrown away, since it’s just a piece of syp 2×4. I also wrote stop on it so I’d know which side is up. It works really well and I’m glad I made it 4 inches wide. I rarely, if ever, clamp or holdfasts a board down when I use it. It’s about a year old now and hard as a rock.
Had a great day in the shop, but I did go out this morning and look what followed me home from the antique mall. A Robert Sorby No 35 12 inch brass back saw. It had a kink in the back, but I used Paul’s pull it/slide it out of the vise against the bend method. He demonstrates this with a gent saw but after a few pulls it straightened mine right out. It was owned by some fellow named P Thomas. I got it for 25 bucks. Mr. P Thomas rehandled it I think, since the saw nuts are steel and there is no medallion. He did a fantastic job. The handle fits my hand and there is a little cut out on the right side where your fore finger drops right in.
Close up of the Sorby marks. Apparently, the Kangaroo mark means after 1847. I’m guessing 1900? Anyone who knows more I’d love to know.
I haven’t decide how much to do. This will be a user for me, but she does need some love and a sharpening. I’ll probably sand the plate to get the antique store shellac over rust off. Then I’ll probably lightly sand and oil the handle. I want to keep the P Thomas mark. I think it deserves it. I hope where ever Mr P Thomas is he’s glad his saw will go back into service. Although I can say with certainty that he must have been better with it than me ;), but I’m getting there. Take Care and thanks for reading.