Hand tool chest

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Project by ronstar posted 04-19-2014 05:05 PM 3719 views 20 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand tool chest made of cherry, finished with shellac and briwax. Trays have removable dividers.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 05:20 PM

Wow this looks fantastic Ron, outstanding build.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 05:29 PM

Super nice.

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 05:44 PM

Great project, the hardware really looks good.

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 07:38 PM

Thanks all – speaking of hardware – I have a black hasp for the top on back order. Don’t know when I’ll get it

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 04-19-2014 08:01 PM

Something like that would certainly motivate me to stay organized, which is the whole point, I guess. Very well done.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 04-19-2014 08:17 PM

Nice work. Very clean…

Does the middle tray come out?

Very nice finish, I love shellac too.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 04-19-2014 09:53 PM

Very nice, especially the removable partitions and finish.

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#8 posted 04-20-2014 12:11 AM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 12:31 AM

Awesome! Looks like an ad that could appear in Fine Woodworking.

-- --Bob

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 12:31 AM

Fantastic tool box with slides for each tool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 04-20-2014 01:51 AM

Thanks all -

WoodchuckerNJ – no the middle tray doesn’t come out. It’s under the glides for the top tray that run the length of the chest. I thought about stepping down the tray sizes so that lower one could come out, but I decided to make the trays the same size. So far everything I have to put in the bottom fits ok by removing the top tray and sliding the lower one over. I can unscrew the tray glides to remove it if I need to to, and the bottom dividers are removable in case I want to change things a little.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#12 posted 04-20-2014 02:41 AM

This looks great!

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#13 posted 04-20-2014 03:03 AM

that’s a clean, elegant design. Great job!

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#14 posted 04-20-2014 07:11 AM

beautiful work!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#15 posted 04-20-2014 12:13 PM

Very, very nice.

-- Ride the bevel!

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