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Project by RobD posted 01-31-2016 02:49 PM 2006 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like lots of other folks – I was inspired in building a dutch tool chest. I have been working out of it for the last 9 months. So far I really like it. I built it completely with hand tools as an ‘refresher’ project after a being away from wood working for several years.





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#1 posted 01-31-2016 03:47 PM

Looking good.

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#2 posted 01-31-2016 05:32 PM

OK, I give up, what makes it a Dutch toolchest?
I am from the “old country” but never ran across that term/toolchest!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 01-31-2016 05:47 PM

nice work

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#4 posted 01-31-2016 05:51 PM

Looks good, Rob! But a question: How’s it been working out of an empty chest for nine months? I’d think by now you’ve have some tools in it!

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#5 posted 01-31-2016 09:38 PM

Added a shot with some hand tools. Not sure why it’s called a Dutch tool chest -got the plans from Chris Schwarz.

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#6 posted 01-31-2016 10:16 PM

Ab, much more gooder!

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#7 posted 02-01-2016 07:52 AM

Nice chest, I built this one with Chris Schwarze last year. I added a pull out tray after the fact, wish I would have built the bigger one like yours.

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#8 posted 02-01-2016 11:48 AM

Very nice chest.

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#9 posted 02-01-2016 02:37 PM

Nice work, Robb. It will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 02-02-2016 07:54 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.

But whatever the case: You build a great chest.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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