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

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 346 days ago 891 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 346 days ago

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.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Brit

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#2 posted 346 days ago

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

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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stefang

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#3 posted 346 days ago

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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theoldfart

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#4 posted 346 days ago

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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 346 days ago

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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Don W

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#6 posted 346 days ago

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 346 days ago

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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CampD

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#8 posted 346 days ago

Lookin good

-- Doug...

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AnthonyReed

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#9 posted 345 days ago

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 345 days ago

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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mafe

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#11 posted 345 days ago

;-)

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

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Mauricio

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#12 posted 345 days ago

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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