FWW Tool Chest

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Project by wlhutch posted 12-10-2008 02:34 PM 8637 views 50 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished and installed a tool cabinet for hand tools. The plan was from FWW and was a simple straight forward build with box joints. I used construction grade ply and maple banding for the edges. I also added a shop logo from my own design.

Box construction


Finished outside

Finished inside

Inner cabinet

Chisel rack

tool mounts



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#1 posted 12-10-2008 02:56 PM

Very cool. Great setup. Place for everything and masterfully done. Love the sign.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 12-10-2008 03:21 PM

Very cool—extremely high “useability” index, which is what counts. I find that the more neat and orderly my work environment is, the better my work. I think this tool chest reflects that. Have you seen pictures of the Studley tool chest?

Well done, and inspiring!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#3 posted 12-10-2008 03:26 PM

This is on my list to do, great job. I really like the background color, makes the tools pop!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 12-10-2008 05:07 PM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 12-10-2008 09:24 PM

Oooohhh…you’ve got me itching to try one of these. Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-10-2008 09:51 PM

thats definately on my todo list very nice

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#7 posted 12-10-2008 11:23 PM

That is fantastic. I love how you have merged various tool mounts together. I wish I had all your tools!

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#8 posted 12-10-2008 11:48 PM

wow!, great job!

I really like the way you painted it and the logo. It’s also on my to- do list. I’m getting tired of the peg boards.

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#9 posted 12-11-2008 07:24 AM

I guess I’ll fall in line with all the others…............ sure would like one. Great job and design, I’ve added to my favorites and may actually get one done next year.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 12-11-2008 01:31 PM

Thanks everyone. The cabinet itself was an easy build, it’s the tool mounts that are time consuming. Three-quarter inch ply was used except for the half inch on front and back faces. I would suggest using three quarter on the front, it makes for fewer screw hole repairs when securing mounts!!

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Mark Shymanski

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#11 posted 01-10-2009 06:39 AM

The chisel and marking gauge mounts are great, I think I need to remember this post when I get around to building my tool chest. Thanks for the great photos.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#12 posted 01-10-2009 07:14 AM

NICE!... pretty classy. I like the custom mounts for all the handtools. Excellent job.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 01-10-2009 01:07 PM

Practical, usuable wall art. Brilliantly done

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#14 posted 04-15-2010 05:38 AM

Nice..May poach some of your ideas on the cabinet..Hope thats cool

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#15 posted 10-08-2010 06:40 PM

i need something like that in my shop. Great work, i there is a place for everything.

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