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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 01-28-2010 05:52 AM 4798 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodsmith Magazine has challenged me again with an interesting project. This machinist chest involves numerous types of joinery including 1/8 inch tenons to hold together 3/8 inch boards to make the drawers, box joints and stub tenons and raised panels. I hope to take you along thru the cut list, assembly, and finish. Looks like an interesting project requiring exacting specifications. Here is picture of the iWoodmith Issue showing a pic of the project. All the pieces of milled 1/2 and 3/8 inch already glued up, cut to final size, and ready to sand before assembly.

Machine chest 1

Machine chest 2

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-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.



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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 05:58 AM

I love these chests. I have been reading Tolpin’s toolbox book in which he has several of these detailed. Carry on and post. Good luck.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 06:29 AM

Wow big project

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 06:43 AM

Got that shoulder plane workin’! Go get’ em, Doc.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 10:02 AM

good luck with that project
looking forward to see the progress
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 12:49 PM

This is going to be a fun and challenging project Dock. Looking forward to accompanying you on the journey.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 02:18 PM

This is going to be a nice addition to your shop. It looks like a fun build. I looked hard at this one and thought about building one of these but, of course, my project list somehow seems to take a back seat to the ones that my wife “commissions”.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 09:00 PM

Thanks for the post. Please keep us posted on your project?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 09:06 PM

nice look forward to seeing the final pics

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#9 posted 01-29-2010 01:31 PM

I have the same issue and kept it just for that plan. Good luck with the build, I look forward to seeing the end result.

-- I still have all my fingers

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#10 posted 02-13-2010 12:58 AM

Dock,
Keep in mind that the plan is designed for flush mount drawer pulls . If your planning on using a knob pull that projects out from the drawer, you`ll have to allow extra clearance (shorter drawer) otherwise the front panel won`t close…MC

-- WWW.MACHINISTCHEST.COM

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#11 posted 02-26-2013 07:44 PM

I have been trying so hard to find this pattern. You got any tips for me? I have about 800 board foot of cherry taking up space in my shop and I’m wanting to make a machinist chest or two.

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#12 posted 02-26-2013 08:36 PM

That will be an interesting project. I hope it all goes well for you.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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