Tool Chest

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Project by Luis M posted 11-14-2014 03:06 PM 1589 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a version of Christopher Schwarz Anarchist Tool Chest in April of 2013. The chest was built using poplar for the main carcass and combination of Ash and Oak for the skirts.

The building process involved the use of a combination of power and hand tools. I only have a 6” jointer and 13” planer and some of the boards I used were as wide as 12”. I surface one face of the boards by hand and then ran them through the surface planner. All the dovetails were cut by hand and took me a while to complete but it was a HUGE confidence booster. I’m not intimidated by hand cut dovetails any more.

This project was a great confidence booster and I learned a lot about using hand tools.

Below are some additional pictures showcasing the interior of the chest:

-- Luis

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#1 posted 11-14-2014 07:58 PM

Looks good, almost a shame to paint it! Poplar and Ash nice woods to work with.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 03:20 AM

Looking fine. Make sure you follow up with some interior pics, with and without tools.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#3 posted 11-15-2014 06:55 AM

Luis, nice ATC , looking forward to the interior. I’ve been using mine for about three years or so and really like working out of it. Nice dovetail work.

BTW you can post this over at the Toolchest of your dreams Thread, folks over there would appreciate seeing your work.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 11-17-2014 03:51 PM

I’ve added additional pictures showing the inside of the tool chest.

-- Luis

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