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Project by Jeff posted 1501 days ago 2315 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made to house smaller items such as marking gauges, knives, moisture meter, files etc… The carcase is baltic birch ply with cherry face frames. Drawers are oak with cherry fronts and plywood bottoms. This was the first time I every tried to hand cut dovetails and overall I was happy with the experience (there might have been one or two that needed some eh hem.. reinforcing). The drawers sides have a rabbet to slide on wooden cleats screwed to the carcase. I left this unfinished as I do with most of my shop furniture. I love the color of the cherry once it darkens a little.

Guard cat is optional.

-- Jeff





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steiner

277 posts in 1947 days


#1 posted 1500 days ago

Very nice chest. I wish my first hancut dovetails had been that nice – although I’m not too far behind you. Intimidating guard cat too!

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#2 posted 1500 days ago

Another great project Jeff very nice tool chest.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1792 days


#3 posted 1500 days ago

Nice but looks like the tools have moved out and something else has taken their place.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Richard

387 posts in 1718 days


#4 posted 1500 days ago

Inovative design. My dovetails never look this well, and I use the Akeda jig. Overall nice design and I really like your method of keeping the mice out of your tools, no mouse droppings will be found anywhere. Maybe an occasional mouse skull.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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lanwater

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#5 posted 1500 days ago

Good looking dovetails. Great job, One day I will hand cut mine.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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swirt

1935 posts in 1569 days


#6 posted 1500 days ago

Very nice work. Do you have to put holes in the bottom drawer for the cat to breathe?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 1500 days ago

Very nice small tool chest : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dan Hux

576 posts in 1971 days


#8 posted 1500 days ago

very nice..great work.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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huff

2782 posts in 1882 days


#9 posted 1500 days ago

Very nice cat house….........I mean tool chest. Jeff, great job on hand cutting the dovetails. Very nice.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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