Author: Jeff Branch

A Moroubian Tool Cabinet, Part 3

I want you guys to know that I have been doing some serious woodworking the past three weekends. No SketchUp (well, not much) – all woodworking. Except for cutting the grass and painting my garage doors; going to church. I guess it has been mostly woodworking on the weekends. Like most of the day woodworking; as in woodworking in the morning, eating lunch and then more woodworking after lunch (oh, and there is the all important weekend nap – I did that too). It has been a long time since I have had this much shop time. It felt good, like I was a woodworking spider monkey. And I’m getting to that phase of construction where the project gets exciting which is pretty cool. I ended the last post in this series with the front drawers for my workbench tool cabinet installed minus what I call their drawer faces. In this post, I’ll simply repeat the same process for the drawers accessed from the opposite side of the workbench. And then add some handsome quarter-sawn …

A Moroubian Tool Cabinet, Part 2

I have to tell you there are some super exciting things going on at Jeff Branch Woodworking. So exciting that my workshop has been neglected. I have two woodworking plans underway with one being for a nationally known woodworker. And there is an additional thing in the works which may mean that I will build a second Moroubian workbench. Cool stuff for sure and again, EXCITING. Most recently, I have been back in my workshop making definite progress on the Moroubian tool cabinet. I am building drawers (there will be 12 of them) and after some considerable thought, I zeroed in on the joinery for the drawers which will be simple yet durable. Simple and durable = good. I recently purchased a Katz-Moses dovetail guide which means I am looking for a project to try out this accessory; but it won’t be with my Moroubian tool cabinet. But I did give hand cut dovetails serious consideration. Years ago, I upgraded my master bath cabinets. I re-built the doors and drawers and added bracket feet to …

Reader Builds the Jackson Dresser

I’m not sure how prolific a woodworker Scott M. of Wyoming is. I’m not sure if he lays awake at night and thinks of the next step in that woodworking project in the workshop (like many of us do). I have no idea how many woodworking magazines he subscribes to or how many woodworking books sit in his bookcase. I suspect he’s pretty serious though because he just finished the dresser featured in my Jackson Dresser woodworking plan; a significant project and he did a mighty fine job with it. The Jackson Dresser is not a beginner piece. The size alone can be challenging and there are two large raised panels to make, bracket feet to cut and a sizable top to make. To me, all of these steps takes extra skill (and tools) to pull off well and as I say, photos don’t lie. Scott’s photos show excellent work… So to Scott; a job well done and if you would like to examine the Jackson Dresser woodworking plan, you can see it here for …