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Plywood Tool Chest (from FWW Tools & Shops)

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Project by Jon3 posted 2569 days ago 8235 views 39 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the first projects I started on is pretty much complete. I started a plywood tool cabinet from the last FWW Tools and Shops edition.

I don’t have a great deal of hand tools, but I’m slowly improving my collection as I add more and more as I find I use them, so there’s plenty of room for expansion! Nearly the whole thing is baltic birch, a sheet of 3/4 and less than that of 1/2”. Finger joints all over. Nearly all the attachments are ply and ash our of the small scraps box.

This is not a great looking one, and I can see the mistakes all over, but it is interesting to see the kinds of mistakes that I made, and the progress I’ve made since then. A nice learning experience!





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mot

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#1 posted 2569 days ago

Just great! That cabinet looks like a fine resting spot for your tools. I looked at that plan in FWW as well. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dorje

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#2 posted 2569 days ago

This is too cool…I like the depth of the case, the doors and drawers…you did a really nice job building this.

How did you attach you “attachments?” I don’t see any screws! Nice!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Jon3

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#3 posted 2569 days ago

I deliberately didn’t want to use any screws. Everything is glued together, except for hinges.

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ErikinColorado

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#4 posted 2569 days ago

Jon,

This is awesome, I have the article and I want to build this, too. I did notice on the FWW forums that there was some discussion about the dimensions on the plan being off, and that it would require adjustment when you’re building this, did you encounter this?

And, since you say that everything is glued up, I think this might qualify for the LJ Summer Woodworking contest in the “no mechanical fasteners” category…I’ll be willing to exempt the hinges since I don’t see how you can build this without them. GREAT JOB!

-- Erik garagewoodworker.blogspot.com

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Jon3

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#5 posted 2569 days ago

I made a mistake right up front, and made it 36 inches by 48, which is also how I ended up with 9 drawers.

Essentially once I did that wrong, I just kind of eyeballed the drawing from then on, and went with the flow!

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 2569 days ago

Vewry nice…on my list of things to build. I need it in my small shop.

Erik….this won’t qualify for the joint contest….no glue allowed. Pure wood joinery…here are the rules.

Wood Joinery – Let’s get technical – but without glues, metal nails, screws or other mechanical fasteners! Yes, this is the “WOOD JOINERY” challenge for all you LumberJocks out there. Let’s see what you are made of – or rather what your woodworking project is made of. If you can build it with screws, you can build it without. Pure and Simple: Envision it, build it, enter it. Note that entries in this category should have at least one joint and NO glue or mechanical fasteners should be used to create the joint(s).

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#7 posted 2569 days ago

Great chest. I will have to look up the plans.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 2569 days ago

Looks great to me! Making things for the shop is a good learning process for me since the small mistakes don’t tend to matter as much as if you were going to put something in your living room.

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

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 2569 days ago

Nice work, and useful. I’d be proud to have that hanging in my shop. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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ErikinColorado

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#10 posted 2569 days ago

Thanks Bob for pointing out my oops on the LJSA contest rules…

-- Erik garagewoodworker.blogspot.com

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Napaman

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#11 posted 2569 days ago

very cool…Sounds like you learned and made adjustments as you went—-that is the best way to learn…Like Charlie said…better to learn on the shop projects then on the living room projects…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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oscorner

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#12 posted 2568 days ago

Super job!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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scottb

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#13 posted 2568 days ago

Looks great – and for not having many hand tools, you certainly have some very good ones! Nice!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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CoolDavion

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#14 posted 2417 days ago

Very nice.
This is now on my list of things to do also.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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Bill

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#15 posted 2417 days ago

Nice work on the cabinet. And it shows off the tools nicely too.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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