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Tool Chest Restoration

05-05-2015 08:48 PM by ChuckV | 13 comments »

A few months ago, I started volunteering at our town’s historical society. Shortly before that, a large tool chest filled with wooden planes was “rediscovered” in a storage room. The planes, some 60 in all, were mostly manufactured between 1830 and 1850. Another volunteer and I prepared the planes for display in the historical society’s museum. The chest itself was in pretty bad shape and had become a home and food source for rodents. But, the wonderful construction could still be seen. I took on the job of restoring this piece so that it could be displayed along with the planes. I had never done a project like this. My goal was to allow the chest to be d...

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