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Project by knockknock posted 06-02-2014 01:51 AM 3129 views 19 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I live in an apartment I wanted a tool chest that I could work out of, like a tool cart. I liked the large Dutch Tool Chest design, so I went with that idea as a start. I changed the top to a flip top and sort of built it in Shaker cabinet style. With the exception of my cordless drill and accessories, all the tools used to build my tool chest are stored in it.

The approximate box dimensions are 36”H x 30”W x 13”D, top section around 16”, bottom section around 20”, and the flip up around 13.5”. The finish is a tea and coffee tint followed by sanded in oil and wax, the raised panels have no tint and the first coat of oil was mixed with seedlac. The chest is constructed of 2’ x 4’ pre-glued pine panels, 1” x 12” pine, 1/2” and 1/4” x 6” poplar.

There are more pictures of my tool chest (while I was outfitting it) in my blog:

http://lumberjocks.com/knockknock/blog/40034

edit 8/12/2014:

The chisel racks are free standing racks, so I just pick them up and move them from the upper shelf to the main bay (or the reverse). There are cleats on the lid to hold the chisel racks in place, when they are on the upper shelf. When the chisel racks are in the lower position, they are sandwiched between the inside shelf and the closed lid.

note: in the picture below, the cleats were not yet added to the lid





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ruddy

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 01:58 AM

Well done….a great design

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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Buckethead

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 02:18 AM

Man. That is frikkin toight. Like a toiger.

Want.

I need some help understanding how your top chisel rack moves from the high to low position.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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knockknock

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 02:39 AM

Bucket head,

The chisel racks are free standing racks, so I just pick them up and move them from the upper shelf to the main bay. There are cleats on the lid to hold the chisel racks in place, when they are on the upper shelf. When the chisel racks are in the lower position, they are sandwiched between the inside shelf and the closed lid.

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BigDumbAnimal

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 04:09 AM

Yep,thats exactly what I need to do. Great job, it really turned out well.

-- Semper Fi BDA

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normt

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#5 posted 06-02-2014 04:23 AM

Sweetness on wheels! Not too big, not too small.

Just curious: What do you use as your main bench/work surface? How large is it?

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knockknock

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#6 posted 06-02-2014 04:43 AM

normt,

Don’t laugh too hard, I use a workmate, you can see it in my workshop picture (which I need to update). The size of the top is around 24” x 14”.

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#7 posted 06-02-2014 04:54 AM

It’s pretty sweet man. I had fun following this on the toolbox thread.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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jim65

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#8 posted 06-02-2014 06:40 AM

Very nice, I have been using carts for the same reason, yours is exceptional! Great job!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 06-02-2014 10:23 AM

Quite an achievement to get so much into so little space. The tool chest also looks great and appears to be very well made. Nice work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 06-02-2014 11:48 AM

Great job knockknock!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#11 posted 06-02-2014 01:13 PM

Diggin the layout and design. Nice work man!!!

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#12 posted 06-02-2014 03:46 PM

Great organizational piece.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 06-02-2014 06:12 PM

I have to be very severe with myself in my shop ,as all surfaces benches etc soon end up as extra shelves.That way as we all know and you end up with a real messy siruation at the end of the day.I love what you’ve done here.Great stuff Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 06-03-2014 12:10 AM

Super cool!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 06-03-2014 12:21 AM

Fantastic Design!

-- J Azuma

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