Hand tool chest

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

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 122 days ago

Wow this looks fantastic Ron, outstanding build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 122 days ago

Super nice.

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#3 posted 122 days ago

Great project, the hardware really looks good.

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#4 posted 122 days ago

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 122 days ago

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 122 days ago

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 122 days ago

Very nice, especially the removable partitions and finish.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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#8 posted 122 days ago

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#9 posted 122 days ago

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

-- --Bob

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#10 posted 122 days ago

Fantastic tool box with slides for each tool

-- Norman

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#11 posted 122 days ago

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 122 days ago

This looks great!

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#13 posted 122 days ago

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 122 days ago

beautiful work!

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

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#15 posted 122 days ago

Very, very nice.

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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