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Tool Chest Refurb #15: And We're Ready for Hardware!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 09-15-2013 07:06 PM 1037 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Looking More Like a Tool Chest Part 15 of Tool Chest Refurb series Part 16: Conclusion! »

Left off last time looking like this:

After pulling clamps and doing some trim work first at the bench…

And then at the chest with the Stanley #278 in chisel plane mode…

The chest is now looking like this:

Tills are marked for pulls, then I’ll add finish and it’ll be reveal time… Until then, thanks for following along!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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JayT

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#1 posted 09-15-2013 07:13 PM

Lookin’ great, Smitty. It has been fun and educational following along on this refurb. You’ve done a great job of making something attractive and useful, while still preserving the history. I can’t wait to see the final reveal.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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Brit

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#2 posted 09-15-2013 07:13 PM

Looking good Smitty. There was a nice #278 on ebay.co.uk this weekend. Not sure what it went for though.

-- Andy -- I don't mind going to work. It's the 8 hour wait to go home that I don't much care for.

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#3 posted 09-15-2013 07:14 PM

Looks good Smitty. Nothing better than an aged tool chest with character, but updated to meet current needs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-15-2013 07:27 PM

Smitty, a triumph! Good for another hundred years. Whatcha doin bout hardware?

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

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 07:41 PM

Thanks Gents. It’s been a long, strange trip and I’m happy to see it coming to successful close. I have hardware, but will keep that ‘closely held’ until the final post. Gotta leave you with something to look forward to.

I waxed the tills and side rails, and things work very well now. It’s like having a new toy, I’m telling ya. One thing at present is an issue: the bottom till is not quite deep enough to hold a brace; the knob is the problem. I’m thinking a slight mod to the till bottom will get me there; I have clearance below, but hope I don’t have to go all the way through to make it happen. I really, really want a brace and bit set in that drawer, though.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#6 posted 09-15-2013 09:31 PM

That’s a great 278 shot. Well done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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mafe

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#7 posted 09-15-2013 09:42 PM

Love that chest.
It is so full of love, heart and history.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 09-15-2013 10:41 PM

Lookin good

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 09-16-2013 07:13 PM

Thank you Smitty. It looks fantastic.

” I really, really want a brace and bit set in that drawer, though.” – This is the fun stuff; when the gears start turning.

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 09-16-2013 07:23 PM

Tony – see next installment….

Thanks, Buddy!

Don, Mads and Camp – your comments are appreciated!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 09-16-2013 07:43 PM

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 09-16-2013 07:47 PM

Mighty handsome looking chest Smitty!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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