Hi guys, we have all made it through another week! I hope everyone is planning to get in the shop this weekend and do something fun. Lately my days have been filled with work, shipping tools, and teaching, but this weekend I've promised myself to make at least 2 hours to get going on something I've been wanting to do for a long time. Being a tool-maker, seller, and somewhat collector has given me the chance to see, use, and own some awesome things that most guys don't. Between this and teaching, I have come up with some great ideas for shop projects. One of those is a Jointers Tool Chest filled with all of the best tools(in my opinion, of course) that a woodworker could need or want for 99% of projects. Since this will be my persona kit and will most likely travel to my classes within driving distance, there are a few guidelines that I will follow; 1. The box must be sturdy enough to take the beating that travelling comes with, while also being light enough for me to wield alone(maybe with the help of a rolling cart). 2. The box must be able to hold all of my most used tools and keep them safe. 3. The box will be made with the idea that if I do break something, it can be fixed without having to destroy the entire chest. So all of that said, there are some other things that I will strive to do while in this process; 1. I will try to make almost every tool in the box, unless it's something that I do not have the ability to improve on over ready-made items, i.e. I cannot make a better square than my Starrett Combo, so I will not make something to replace it. 2. I will try to record the production of the tools I do make so you guys can follow along. 3. Like I said before, this is somewhat of a "dream" tool kit project, so the tools that are used must have a "bling" factor to them. I don't know how long this will take and I'm not going to put a deadline on it, but this will give me something to be excited about when I do have the time. I will try my best to be as informative as possible, but if you have a question, don't hesitate to ask. Stay tuned!
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