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Tool chest, made with recicled wood pallet.

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Project by PATXI posted 11-08-2015 11:49 AM 1054 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project made mostly with hand tools. The charts are glued, and jointed with wooden dowels. But they are not jointed as boards, but this built chart to chart, perimeter. In the corners I used screws, to improve resistance.
In the corner I put a butt plate metal, remnants of drywall, to protect wood from blows. It is not a difficult job, but the wood pallet, requires much work.
I hope you enjoy it. A greeting and to the next.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-08-2015 02:19 PM

What could be more beautiful than to see old used wood turned into such magnificant project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Levex

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#2 posted 11-08-2015 02:28 PM

Good job on recycling. The chest looks very sturdy. I like how you’ve engraved your name into the handles. Cheers.

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 11-08-2015 05:26 PM

That’s a real nice setup.

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PATXI

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 07:38 PM

Thank you so much for your words. Used this wood is a way to thank nature, which does for us. Recycling is the way.
Thank so much majuvla.

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PATXI

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 07:47 PM

The chest is very sturdy, realy. Engraving is best seen in the photo than in reality, but in time I’ll do better.
thank you very much for your words, and for your time Levex.

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PATXI

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 07:49 PM

Thank you for taking your time and comment this work Burlybob.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 11-11-2015 02:32 AM

Nice work, love to see people making things from what many see as firewood.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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PATXI

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 07:05 PM

You are so right. Wood is wood, and wood pallet can be very nice. It is a matter of working it, with love. Thank you for your comment and for your time to do it.

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XquietflyX

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 08:24 PM

nice job! i love seeing wood get a second chance at life!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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PATXI

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#10 posted 11-16-2015 06:16 PM

You are right. There are a lot of wood, we can use, and not pull trees unnecessarily. Thanks for your comment

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 11-16-2015 07:08 PM

Very nice toolchest build, congratulations, it looks great. And I’ll add to the love of using recycled / reclaimed material; it’s tough, but when it’s done well there’s no substitute.

Love the design of the chisel rack, too!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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PATXI

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#12 posted 11-20-2015 06:23 PM

Smitty thank you very much. You’re right with recycled wood. Get something nice, rewarding work. About the chisel rack, there are times that the wood tells you how you have to do the job. And this is the case.
Thanks for your comment.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 11-20-2015 08:36 PM

Nice work and congratulations on using pallet would for it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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