Tool Chest

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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 01-31-2009 01:27 AM 5028 views 42 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I came up with for the contest. Its just what every good craftsman should have. A tool chest! I wanted something that would be A eye popper and something with some knots. After milling up a lot of Walnut I came up with the knots in the front. I was really hoping to win the contest with this one. But then I saw all the other great looking projects. But we will see how I do. The whole tool chest is made of Walnut. The front of the drawers are inlayed with White Oak and the bottoms of the drawers are also Oak also the backs are also out of Oak. I dove tailed all of the drawer fronts and backs. I finished up with 3 coats of hand rubbed poly and finish with a good coat of wax.
Any way here are a few more pictures as I was building it. I hope every one injoys them.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 01-31-2009 01:34 AM

the wood is great…but the drawer pulls give it real elegance. it’s knot an ordinary tool chest.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 01-31-2009 01:37 AM

Dave…Outstanding job. What a great project… I like the inlaid fronts and the grain selection overall.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 01-31-2009 01:38 AM


That toolbox is fantastic! You’ve done a terrific job on this… I love that wood. Well done!


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

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#4 posted 01-31-2009 01:40 AM

I would like to add that the chest is 26in. long by 18 1/2in. tall and 14in. deep.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 01:49 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Love the inlaid drawers.

Good Luck in the contest.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 01-31-2009 02:00 AM

Oh baby, that’s a beauty. Made yourself proud on that one. Congratulations on a beautiful tool chest.

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

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#7 posted 01-31-2009 02:34 AM

Very nice indeed, knot only did you come up with an entry you’ll end up with a great place to put some of your tools.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#8 posted 01-31-2009 02:38 AM

Great job! That is some of the most beautiful walnut I’ve ever seen.

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

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#9 posted 01-31-2009 02:41 AM

Super nice looking Dave!!!!!! Proud for any person to own this one.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 01-31-2009 02:47 AM

Dave, I love those end panels. Thatis some wild looking grain and very beautiful. Great looking chest. You ought to be proud of that tool chest.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#11 posted 01-31-2009 03:03 AM

Wow, thats all I could get out of my mouth before my jaw hit the floor….way to go!!!!!!!!!!!

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#12 posted 01-31-2009 03:05 AM

That is beautiful! Great job!!

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 01-31-2009 03:58 AM

That is one beautiful tool chest. Makes me what to be a tool. Great job!!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 01-31-2009 05:42 AM

Dave, this is one great looking tool chest. you did a beautiful build on it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Chris Wright

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#15 posted 01-31-2009 05:45 AM

Great looking tool chest. I just finished my first one, it’s no where near as nice as yours. Beautiful.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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