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Dutch Tool Chest #4: Tills and Thrills

04-11-2013 03:05 PM by Brandon | 26 comments »

This is where we left off last time—- a basic carcass completed but no tools inside it yet. On a side note, do you prefer to spell it carcass or carcase? I’ve seen it both ways. So now comes the fun part: figuring out how I’m going to fit all these tools into the upper section of tool chest. At this point, I’m not really concerned with my larger hand saws, my specialty planes, mallets etc., but most of the smaller hand tools. It seems like a lot of tools, but if...

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Dutch Tool Chest #3: The Lid, Handles, and Casters

04-08-2013 02:21 PM by Brandon | 20 comments »

I wanted to make the lid a breadboard to keep it nice and flat. I started with two boards of eastern white pine boards which I glued together, then added a stub tenons on each side. And here are the end pieces with the mortises already in place. I cut the mortises on my TS. Glued together: I planed the whole thing flat then squared it up. To square it up, I planed down the protruding breadboard end pieces, then ran the opposite side through the TS. I drilled a 3/8&...

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Dutch Tool Chest #1: Design Considerations

04-01-2013 04:53 PM by Brandon | 21 comments »

The topic of tool chests has been quite polarizing on lumberjocks.com. The benefits, some would argue, are that they protect the tools, efficiently store them, cause one to think about what tools are absolutely necessary (i.e., getting back to the basics), and last of all, provide the woodworker with somewhere to sit. Others see tool chests as antiquated storage devices that were theft deterrents in their age and provided some mobility to those who worked on job sites, rather in their own sho...

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Misc. Shop Stuff #16: How Do I Find These Things?

03-02-2013 01:18 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 43 comments »

My son came to meet me tonight when I got home to tell me he of a ‘scavenge’ opportunity he lined up. Long story short, here’s one of the things we rescued from the dumpster: The lock is in place, as is the keyplate. Now to find a key that works, tighten this thing up, and enjoy! No work to do with this one compared to the last one. Good times! :-)

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Tool chest update #2: Design matures more

02-17-2013 12:01 AM by Dan Krager | 6 comments »

The tool chest design continues to mature. My goal is to have “modular” chests that are built in the Gerstner style, perhaps beefed up a bit for more handling strength. The smoked plastic doors provide lockable dust protection. Have worked out where most things will go in.

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Tour of garage workshop. 2013

02-04-2013 06:19 PM by James Lango | 15 comments »

A tour of the workshop, shop layout, machine set ups, storage ideas. Ljockers enjoy checking out other shops. Hope you enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GryJsOD8ds

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Share Your Woodworking Influences

02-04-2013 03:02 AM by TDog | 9 comments »

So I decided to blog on the woodworkers and writers who inspire me to “work the wood” besides the fact that it is a thing that is just “in my blood” or a legal addiction…how nice! Slant Top Desk by C.H. Becksvoort The Short List Woodworkers (in influential order)1. C.H. Becksvoort-maker of amazing Shaker Style Furniture plus great Shaker Inspired Author2. Thomas Moser-the great American Dream in real life, Thomas Moser Furniture-and a great classic book ...

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Tool chest update #1: Beginning the plan

02-02-2013 11:54 PM by Dan Krager | 0 comments »

I’ve decided to update (slowly) the tool chests that I use to keep things handy, as in within arms reach of bench. No tools are allowed on bench (usually) so with each use things get put back where they are stored. This sketch is a design thought. It does not fully meet the modularity requirement. I also want to put doors on the chests, but just how is still unanswered. I’m considering tambour, pushing up to open. Suggestions and comments are welcome.DanK

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Tool Chest Refurb #10: Drawers need Runners...

11-24-2012 06:07 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 10 comments »

Started the day’s activity concentrating effort on the sliding shelf that will separate the till section from the undivided bottom well of the chest. Glue scraping with the #82, then a check for flat with the winding stick. One isolated area of glue residue I can’t get to. If it were tear-out, I’d have an issue. This ain’t that, but it still bugs me. So the bedrock #4C gives way to the #2. Took the glued-up, cleaned up panel over to the chest and ...

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Sharpening Stone Chest #1: Design & Considerations

10-02-2012 02:15 PM by CartersWhittling | 5 comments »

Hello. I have been sharpening my tools in the laundry room in my basement for far too long. Every time a chisel needs honing I need to walk out of my shop in the garage and into the house downstairs and pull out my stones, get them wet and start sharpening. And as every wood worker knows, if sharpening isn’t convenient then we just neglect it until it is grossly necessary. So for a long time I have tried to think of ways to bring my sharpening stones in the shop with me. Although ...

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