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Tool chest update #6: Two more being test fitted

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Blog entry by Dan Krager posted 02-06-2014 11:09 PM 1655 reads 1 time favorited 9 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 There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 11:16 PM

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

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Jerry

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 11:42 PM

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

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Dan Krager

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 12:03 AM

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 There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 12:19 AM

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

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 02-07-2014 12:43 AM

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

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Dan Krager

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#6 posted 02-07-2014 12:54 AM

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 There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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Jake

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#7 posted 02-07-2014 06:02 AM

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 02-07-2014 02:10 PM

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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#9 posted 03-03-2016 03:54 AM

Great work Dan!

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