Cabinetmaker's Chest

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Project by BigDaddyOf5 posted 06-09-2015 12:33 AM 1842 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woodsmith No.85 feature project

Built carcass of oak with lauan plywood panels. Drawer sides and backs are poplar with temp. hardboard bottoms. Made quite a few mistakes along the way, but overall it came out well.

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#1 posted 06-09-2015 12:41 AM

Turned out really nice.
Now every thing in it’s place.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 01:21 AM

A fine job

-- Ray,Iowa

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 02:30 AM

nice tool box

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 06-09-2015 03:33 AM

That thing is SA-WEET! looks like the drawer fronts are all cut from one piece?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 06-09-2015 03:46 AM

Now there is some inspiration…nicely done

-- "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out alll fear." 1 John 4: 18

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#6 posted 06-09-2015 09:54 AM

Thank you all. Yes, the drawer fronts were all cut from one piece. I had a 30” piece of wide oak board that was sitting around the shop for a couple years. Figured I’d might as well use it up for this project. All the parts for this project were cut using old pieces that were laying around the shop.

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#7 posted 06-09-2015 10:27 AM

Very nice indeed. Gerstner had better watch out! Well done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 06-09-2015 02:38 PM

Very nice would love to do one like that,

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#9 posted 06-09-2015 03:08 PM

That is a beautiful tool chest and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-09-2015 04:37 PM

Very nice.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#11 posted 06-09-2015 04:57 PM

Very nicely crafted!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 06-10-2015 01:01 AM

Very nice!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 06-10-2015 02:37 PM

Very nice tool chest! Nice work.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#14 posted 06-10-2015 09:01 PM

Thank you all for the compliments. I plan on building a couple saw holders to mount on the underside of the lid. I also want to build a matching cabinet that I can store screws in.

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#15 posted 06-10-2015 09:28 PM

Great work. It looks a bit like a gerstner chest. I made a tool chest once before… the drawers start to eat at your sanity with repetition.

-- Allen, Colorado

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