Dutch Tool Chest

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Project by JADobson posted 10-19-2017 03:07 PM 1135 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my completed dutch tool chest. It was built mostly according to Schwarz’s plans in Popular Woodwoorking though I added a little drawer to the side for my oily rag in a can (a la Paul Sellers). Need to complete the tool holding components yet but the box itself is finished. Held together with dados and cut nails (screws on the back) So far I’m really liking working out of it and it gives my tools a place to go home to which is keeping the shop a bit more organized. Built in pine with cherry breadboards (walnut pegs). It is finished in Lexington Green milk paint with acrylic for the lettering and the drawer front. Considering a little more artwork on it but I’m liking the look so far.

To get the letters to turn out as nicely as I did I painted the front panel green first and then covered it with masking tape and taped the letters on top, then I used a razor to cut out the letters through the paper and the tape. Sponged on two coats of acrylic paint and then when it was dry removed all the tape.

Comments Critiques very welcome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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Pete Pedisich

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#1 posted 10-19-2017 05:31 PM

Nice job! Love the drawer

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#2 posted 10-19-2017 05:44 PM

Good looking toolbox JA


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#3 posted 10-19-2017 06:28 PM

Looks good, now fill it up!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 10-19-2017 08:25 PM

Looks good, now fill it up!

- theoldfart

Working on it!

Thanks for the kind words all.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#5 posted 10-20-2017 09:23 AM

Looks super cool. Thanks for sharing

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 10-20-2017 10:22 AM

Congratulations top 3 wow such a great project

-- Retired and lovin it

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#7 posted 10-20-2017 11:08 AM

Good looking tool chest. I love the little oil wick drawer … nice touch!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#8 posted 10-20-2017 01:47 PM

This is a fine tool chest and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 10-20-2017 02:44 PM

Very well done replica. I like that green colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-20-2017 03:33 PM

Cool design and nice build.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 10-20-2017 04:03 PM

Nicely done.

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