Tool Chests

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Project by Sawdust posted 08-21-2014 01:12 AM 2587 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these tool chests as Christmas gifts for my 2 adult sons last year, one from cherry, and one from walnut. I stocked each with a basic set of carpentry hand tools, squares, hand saws, etc.. Chests have 2 removable tool trays, and a deeper saw storage tray, and space for larger tools and hand planes below. Finish is 3 coats of hand rubbed Maloof Oil.


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#1 posted 08-21-2014 01:40 AM

Lucky boys. Well done Sawdust!

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 04:38 AM

Those are some sweet looking chests.

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 05:03 AM

Wonderful gifts!

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#4 posted 08-21-2014 05:04 AM

Are you open to adopting? lol Those tool chests look great

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#5 posted 08-21-2014 11:11 AM

You’re a good Dad. Very nice builds, and filled with some tools as well.

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#6 posted 08-21-2014 12:08 PM

Superfine! Excellent toolchests.

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#7 posted 08-21-2014 12:20 PM

very impressive.

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#8 posted 08-21-2014 02:06 PM

That’s a pretty big undertaking. Fantastic job.

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#9 posted 08-21-2014 02:38 PM

Absolutely beautiful. They’ll be cherished for generations!

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#10 posted 08-21-2014 04:00 PM

What a fantastic gift idea for adult sons (or maybe daughters as well). They will be cherished forever!

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#11 posted 08-21-2014 08:38 PM

that is a fantastic gift to your sons. Great job on building them. That is a big project.

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#12 posted 08-21-2014 10:16 PM

Excellent project, and very well executed!

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#13 posted 08-22-2014 10:35 PM

What an amazing gift.

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#14 posted 08-23-2014 12:33 PM

Those are great looking tool chests. I’ve been looking for blanket chests to build for family members as Christmas presents but haven’t found any that really triggered my imagination, but I think with a few minor modifications something similar to your tool chests just might be the thing. I’ll have to ponder it for awhile. Anyway great job and great build.

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#15 posted 08-24-2014 11:50 AM

Great tool chests!

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