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Blog entry by SCOTSMAN posted 10-08-2008 08:36 PM 3504 reads 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought you might like to see a toolchest I built here it is under construction top and bottom.I built it for my machine shop I hope you like it god bless Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease



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StevenAntonucci

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#1 posted 10-08-2008 08:50 PM

I’d imagine that you can fill it with every tool I own, and it would still be half empty. I love the idea of everything having it’s own place. A very pretty design that might have been built 100 years ago aw well as yesterday…

Assume it will also get wheels for mobility? Or are they already there and the wedge just hold the chest in place where you need it?

-- Steven

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SCOTSMAN

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#2 posted 10-08-2008 08:52 PM

Thanks for kind comment yes steven wheels are under the bottom skirt to hide them but they function fully it’s a great help to me.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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kolwdwrkr

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#3 posted 10-08-2008 09:13 PM

This is a sweet toolbox!! Nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 10-08-2008 09:38 PM

Very nice addition to the shop Scotsman. Thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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jlsmitty

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#5 posted 10-08-2008 09:52 PM

Wow, nice. Sorry to hear about your parkinsons but it looks like you do very well with it. Does it bother you+ much? Hang tough and keep up the good work.
Smitty

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jlsmitty

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#6 posted 10-08-2008 09:54 PM

Sorry, if I had read your profile my question would have been answered,
Gods blessings to you,
Smitty

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Don Newton

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#7 posted 10-08-2008 10:46 PM

Nice design with clean lines. Please tell us more about the materials you used. It appears the upper section has the drawers set back to allow for doors.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#8 posted 10-08-2008 11:08 PM

Cool! Great stuff. Nice design and excecution!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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MrWoody

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#9 posted 10-08-2008 11:10 PM

I like it.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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lew

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#10 posted 10-08-2008 11:13 PM

Beautiful!!

What type of finish will you use to prevent the machine oil from staining the wood?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 10-08-2008 11:20 PM

Wow! Nice job,great looking toolbox Bud~!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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SCOTSMAN

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#12 posted 10-08-2008 11:23 PM

I just varnished it believe me, no oily stuff gets near this. Only all measuring devices chucks including micro collet chucks and tungsten and hss tools and blanks quick change toolholders one day I will post pics of my machine shop which I have very well equipped etc, etc. All clean stuff it is nearly full though The top cabinet I still have not finished yes this is a copy of a well known desing on the top box the lid opens to reveal a storage facility and there is a wooden slide front panel no doors but good guess thanks for the very kind comments. I am alone a lot of the time not many people even know I have workshops so the encouragement you lovely people really makes me get out even on bad days (WGHICH ARE BECOMMING TOO MANY THESE DAYS ) to do something I am about to start on a new project but haven’t decided what to do yet thanks again and GOD Bless ALISTAIR

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Scott Bryan

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#13 posted 10-08-2008 11:23 PM

Alistair, This is a beautiful chest that is not only functional but it beauty is representative of the craftsmanship that went into it. Many of us simply settle for functionality when it comes to shop furniture but you have gone well beyond the “call of duty” with this piece.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#14 posted 10-08-2008 11:36 PM

Don’t worry about me guys my faith in the lord keeps me smilinhg on I am by nature a very happy type of person and the parkinsons is not full parkinsons so I am happy as can be the good lord provided me with a wonderful wife of thirty sevsn years and three beautiful sons who are amazingly wonderful to me so it’s all good for me and the good friends I have especially my brothers and sisters in America make me inspired every day O I love you gys I always have and am glad we are such good friends and allies between our two nations. thanks again for very kind comments I have lots more of my work still to show but the best pieces are out with my sons and I need to get more pictures of them thanks again kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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oldskoolmodder

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#15 posted 10-08-2008 11:47 PM

Alistair, this is a piece of art you have there buddy. Amazing job. I’d love to have the time to make a nice big tool chest like that one day. Take care.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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