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Project by johnmcfarm posted 1846 days ago 1553 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first woodworking project on about six years. I have gotten a little rusty, but it was a fun project to build this tool chest for my son.

I used Birch Plywood (1/2”) and some 1X2 pine. Joints are mitered or rabbited. Cherry stain was used, I brushed it on and wiped it off very quickly to give it a light shade appearance. I used a semi-gloss polyurethane finish. And, used brass hardware including piano hinge for top lid.

-- Johnmcfarm





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souichiro

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#1 posted 1846 days ago

Wow, what a great box! You did a wonderful job with the stain, what a great affect. I’ll have to give that a try.

Are those brass eagles on the lid?

-- Dale, Oregon

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isetegija

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#2 posted 1846 days ago

Very well done.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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spanky46

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#3 posted 1846 days ago

Very nice and welcome!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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johnmcfarm

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#4 posted 1846 days ago

Thanks guys and yes, those are brass eagles on the lid… :)

-- Johnmcfarm

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 1846 days ago

Very nice ! I like the cherry stain on birch. It has a nice warm look to it.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Les Hastings

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#6 posted 1846 days ago

Well done, nice craftsmanship!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 1846 days ago

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1846 days ago

Nice looking tool chest for your boy. I am sure he was pleased. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Rustic

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#9 posted 1846 days ago

very nice could you post some pics of it opened up? If not that is ok. Very nicely done.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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GaryK

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#10 posted 1846 days ago

Very nice!

I have one of those on my list of things to make.

Where did you get the brass eagles?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 1844 days ago

Wow, very nice.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Mark Shymanski

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#12 posted 1815 days ago

Looks good. I have finally decided I am going to get rid of all the mechanics metal boxes I have and make myself something from wood that will hold all my hand tools and help keep the clutter down. Thanks for the photos of a great idea.

-- "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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#13 posted 1799 days ago

Looks like a great gift well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 593 days ago

Nice tool chest!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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povertyridge

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#15 posted 432 days ago

Nicely done! This is my next project!

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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