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Tool chest update #6: Two more being test fitted

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Blog entry by Dan Krager posted 175 days ago 1046 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a project that has been on the list for quite awhile. As shown here, two more chests are being test fitted. Things seem to fit nicely and will help to get clutter from underfoot. One thing I learned is that the vintage saws I bought for restoration and use should have been measured! Handles take up a LOT of length. They will fit only because of slots cut in the top! Handles and finish need to be applied, but that will wait until warmer weather. If I finished them now, I’d be out of the 98% club! I didn’t get angles so you can see, but the dovetail spacing format matches the foreground case.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 175 days ago

Progress! Anything gong between the saws and the tools behind?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Jerry

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#2 posted 175 days ago

That’s beautiful Dan! By the way, what is the 98% club?

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Dan Krager

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#3 posted 175 days ago

TOF, yes both cases will have backs. I was too anxious to see what else didn’t fit! I will probably get on that tomorrow.
Jerry, the 98% club is an exclusive group of procrastinators who bring a project to 98% completion…and there it sits unfinished for whatever reason, usually not a good one.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 175 days ago

Dan, do you mean a tool chest that has been done for two years and no finish? I resemble that remark!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 175 days ago

Dan—Looks pretty functional, packing a large volume of storage in a relatively small footprint. Are they on a carousel?

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Dan Krager

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#6 posted 175 days ago

They rest on a medicine cart with large easy rolling casters. It acts like a carousel. It’s easy to spin the cart say 45 degrees to present the tool set I need, or push the whole thing into a trailer for transport. That brings up another whole can of worms…I chose not to put doors on these chests because they would just get in the way. But in my younger days, I would have put removable doors on them to secure the contents during transport.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Jake

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#7 posted 175 days ago

I like the definition of the 98% club and I am a proud member. The tool chest looks very good as was to be expected.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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woodworker59

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#8 posted 174 days ago

very nice job Dan… must be hard plowing these days….haha…glad to see you managed some shop time.. looks great, could use one myself… I have a small shop, unlike the Taj Mahal you have… I have never been nor will ever be a member of the 98% club…(He said with fingers crossed)... sorta like Nixon.. if I say it enough maybe I will believe it…. great job Dan.. as usual… all the best… Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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