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Project by buck_cpa posted 10-10-2015 01:42 AM 5347 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of cherry – finished with boiled linseed oil. This was a very fun and easy project. Took probably 8 hours all in. I wanted to build the anarchist tool chest, but I couldn’t justify 40+ hours right now. I’d strongly recommend this project. There is so much storage.





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#1 posted 10-10-2015 02:57 AM

Nice project. I have plenty of cherry on hand. Are the plane available?

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#2 posted 10-10-2015 06:53 AM

I know that in the USA this type of chest is called Dutch tool chest.
But despite that I keep repeating:

Dutch means that it is from the Netherlands. But this model of tool chest is for so far I know from Germany. The dutch model is really different. When a German says “I,m a german” in his own language he says “Ich bin Deutsch”. And in the USA made other think that he was Dutch (also called Pennsylvanian Dutch).

When you google “timmermanskist” you will find (pictures) the dutch model.
When you google “schreiner werkzeugkiste” you will find (pictures) the German model.

It’s up to you which most resembles.

BTW You build a great chest.

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#3 posted 10-10-2015 09:51 AM

Awesome job!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#4 posted 10-10-2015 02:48 PM

You and I seem to like the same projects

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTGAcJaoXizfbp04xpaokQ

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#5 posted 10-10-2015 05:06 PM

I really like what you did with the lid. The whole thing looks great!

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#6 posted 10-10-2015 09:55 PM

Nice tool chest. I really like the lid. We can always use more storage for sure.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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#7 posted 10-11-2015 02:41 AM

buck_cpa very nice work. I especially appreciate your saw till and the external storage of the framing square and hand saw. Thank you for posting, as I am in the process of designing a ‘dutch’ tool chest myself. Additionally, I have some of the same tools as you so your layout has really caught my eye.

-- Anthonyhbm

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#8 posted 10-11-2015 03:43 AM

Great looking Dutch chest Buck and I mean that in the most platonic sense.

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#9 posted 10-11-2015 04:03 AM

Very nice tool chest.

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#10 posted 08-03-2017 02:00 PM

This is a great tool chest and will be a wonderful asset for any shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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