I bought an old LP carry case at a flea market. What I liked about it, was that the corner joints is a row dove tails. The only person I could think of that spend that much effort making a dovetail LP case is a matric student in a seventies woodwork class. I wonder how many love affairs this case and the music it carried, cemented.
I decided to make a toolbox from it, for all my leather working and sewing tools. The first part of the project was to clean up the box, make the front panel a lid, stain the insides and varnish it.
|The LP case I started with|
|The front panel was removed with a club hammer as the space inside was no enough to swing a normal sized hammer|
|The final position of the lids|
|All fittings removed the whole case got sanded down|
|The plywood front panel lost a layer of wood on the bottom edge with the removal. This was fixed with two veneer strips|
|A layer of varnish was added and lifting ply layers glued|
|The varnish was sanded down with steel wool once it had cured. It was finished with a layer of oil.|
|The front panel lid's hinged was slotted into the bottom|
|The front lid was attached to the box with hinges|
|What happened to the box? Wait and see next week!|