Author Archives: The Write Biz

About The Write Biz

By day, I'm a mild-mannered copywriter who harnesses frontal-lobe creativity (right brain) to help B2B marketers generate leads and sales. By night I pick up hand tools to create wooden masterpieces...and give my black lab Bella the "red dot" laser to chase after.

Part 6: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-Tool rack

For those of you who enjoy making lots of mistakes and finding out after hours of work that your tool placement won’t work, I highly recommend that you dive right in to making your rack and don’t bother with a … Continue reading

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Part 3: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-Lid panel saw fixtures

I created two fixtures similar to Christopher Schwarz in order to dock two panel saws (rip and XC) to the inside lid surface. After trial and error, I came up with these fixture dimensions: The rip saw’s handle faces to … Continue reading

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Part 4: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-Plane dividers lattice

Fixtures really make this chest an excellent storage space. And since I intend to travel with my chest, I want it to travel well. By “well” I mean that I don’t want tools to be damaged in transit. As is, … Continue reading

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Part 2: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-Finishing details

Spicing up your buildThe chest is pretty plain Jane as far as designs go. To spice it up, I used a few techniques that others around the Net have turned to. Bead details break up monolithic panels. To make the … Continue reading

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Part 1: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-What I wish I knew before my build

Chris Schwarz’ plans for building a Dutch tool chest in Popular Woodworking Magazine are pretty straight forward. It’s an easy build. I would have loved more detail on making the lid. And if by “more” you take that to mean “any”, … Continue reading

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REVIEW of a Stanley No 60 Miter Box

A review of the features and benefits of the vintage, Stanley #60 miterbox and saw. Continue reading

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Rusthunting and snowstorms and wood-oh my

The garage sale season has started anew and I have a few nice finds to show for it. Saturday’s first stop was an estate sale advertising woodworking tools. But only a vegetarian cookbook for a buck was worth bringing home. … Continue reading

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Making a New Handle for late-model Millers Falls No. 1124 Miter box Saw

I like my Millers Falls No. 1124 miter box. It came with the latest-model Disston saw, made around the time Eisenhower was president (1953-1955.) And while the saw isn’t considered great quality compared to earlier vintages of the same model, … Continue reading

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De-cluttering the Kitchen—Cutting Board Wall Rack

Like many woodworking projects, this one started with my lady asking, “Can we make something to hold our cutting boards? And to clear up the counter space over there?” “And why don’t we put them up here? Right by the … Continue reading

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Rust-hunting serendipity—A year of searching turns up “Precious” parts

About a year ago, I restored a Goodell Manufacturing Co. miterbox. It was lacking both of its accessories when I originally bought it. A slide post to facilitate crown moulding cuts, and a length gauge slide. It was also missing … Continue reading

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