Hand tool chest

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Project by ronstar posted 102 days ago 1844 views 17 times favorited 18 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 102 days ago

Wow this looks fantastic Ron, outstanding build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 102 days ago

Super nice.

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#3 posted 102 days ago

Great project, the hardware really looks good.

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#4 posted 102 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 102 days ago

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

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#6 posted 102 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 102 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 101 days ago

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#9 posted 101 days ago

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

-- --Bob

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#10 posted 101 days ago

Fantastic tool box with slides for each tool

-- Norman

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#11 posted 101 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 101 days ago

This looks great!

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#13 posted 101 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 101 days ago

beautiful work!

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

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#15 posted 101 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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