my first tool box

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Project by jjempson posted 08-01-2010 07:59 PM 1857 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this box came to life for one reason…it was my final exam piece for my wood maching qualification. made from ash and oak. simple toungue and grove construction for the carcass.the draws are dove tailed by hand ( sorry cant do machined dovetail..). the panel locks were the hardest part for me…..could nt sourc them from eny to get them made for me. i used sos hinges mainly that was all i could find in the college store room.finished with brass corners and lots of sanding with a hint of wax polish

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 08:19 PM

very nice
you did a good job on the dovetail drawers

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 11:11 PM

Looking good!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 08-02-2010 01:06 AM

Beautiful toolchest, you should be really proud.
Congratulation on the exam.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 03:52 AM

very, very nice chest. it looks great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 05:29 PM

Beautiful work. Thanks for posting this project. I agree that the dovetails came out great.



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#6 posted 02-04-2011 05:31 PM

She’s a beaut! And loaded with some of my favorite tools. Nice job!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 02-04-2011 09:01 PM

That is a beautiful box and you’ve done a wonderful job on it.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-04-2011 09:06 PM

Very nice work

-- David in Damascus, MD

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