With the dovetails of the main carcass completed, I wanted to move to do the interior next. When I had made my mid-sized Japanese carpenters tools, I saved the interior for last. At times, I had found it hard to put in some of the nails. I figured if I marked up some locations while the carcass was dry fitted, used my engineering square, and was careful, I could probably do the interior assembly next.
Figure 1. Finished mini-ATC
In terms of techniques and layout for the mini-ATC, it would be similar to the Japanese carpenter tool chest. It would just have less tools. Though I would cut space for three saws (future proofing), I planned to only put in two. The tools would be held in place by nailing sawn down grooved wood in the sides made with the plough plane and then some 1/4" thick poplar so the tools didn't rattle into each other.
I did the layout carefully so that when things were assembled, things would line up. If it didn't, I would just remove the bits that didn't a fix when everything is assembled. I am a woodworker after all.
For the grooved saw pieces, rather than nail them into the sides, I glued in some thin stock to basically build out a housing dado on both the side wall as well as the 1/4" stock. That way, all I had to do was slip in the saw pieces into place during final assembly. My tool chest isn't a roller coaster so I figured a friction fit would be good enough (and it has been so far). After that, I nailed in the small 1 or 2" grooved pieces onto the sides that would eventually hold the 1/4" thick poplar that keeps the tools from banging around. Sadly, I didn't take any in process pics of that.