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building a tool chest #1: building a tool chest part 1

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Blog entry by bryano posted 2201 days ago 4707 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ever since visiting the Gerstner tool chest web site Ive wanted to build a chest like the ones they sell. A few months ago I was able to salvage some cherry from a dumpster. I thought I would use this wood to build my chest. I hope to document as well as I can the building process. I have taken some pics of what I have so far. In part one of this series I will show some pics of the project in progress. Any helpfull hints would be appreciated.

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this is some of the veneer that i plan to use, If the reclaimed wood was clean I would not use it But lots of nail holes. The veneer was also saved from being thrown away.

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Veneer in progress
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I hope you have enjoied the pics, In part 2 of this series I will be routing dados for the drawer runners and building the drawers.

Thanks for visiting

Bryan

-- bryano



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2201 days ago

Hi Bryan,

This is looking pretty good so far.

I will be looking forward to seeing part 2.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2201 days ago

Hi Bryan;

Looking good so far!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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bryano

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#3 posted 2201 days ago

Thanks Scott. Im looking forward to doing part 2

Thanks Lee. Is it true that you may be haveing another picnic sometime soon?

-- bryano

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2201 days ago

Looking great so far Bryan. Keep at it and keep posting your progress. I’m looking forward to it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dorje

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#5 posted 2200 days ago

I’ll keep my eyes out for this one!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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bryano

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#6 posted 2200 days ago

Thanks Gary and Dorje

-- bryano

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gator9t9

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#7 posted 2160 days ago

How is it coming …..have not heard much from you about your Tool Chest ….

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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bryano

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#8 posted 2160 days ago

sorry. the tool chest is going slow. I had an accident with it and broke a tounge and grove glue joint. Im still going to finish the series, its just going to thak a little longer. (must buy more cherry) Thanks for asking.

-- bryano

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