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Machinist Tool Chest, From Woodsmith Issue 183

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Project by stiletta posted 1335 days ago 7898 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plan for this wooden tool chest was featured in Woodsmith magazine, issue 183 . The hardware including the handle and felt came from one online source.

-- WWW.MACHINISTCHEST.COM





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JPWHIT

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#1 posted 1335 days ago

Very nicely done. I thought about making this for myself. Good job.

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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cranesgonewild

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#2 posted 1335 days ago

Good job. I’ve seen this in that magazine as well. We can never have enough drawers.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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gul

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#3 posted 1335 days ago

it’s brilliant!

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mafe

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#4 posted 1335 days ago

This must be wonderful for all the little things we don’t know where to put in the workshop.
Thank you for sharing with us,
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 1335 days ago

If the one one your profile picture are not one you made yourself, then it’s time to change dream to reality.
;-)

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

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stiletta

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#6 posted 1335 days ago

Hi all,

My avatar is one I recently restored, it`s a vintage 30`s black leatherette orginally built by Gerstner & Sons.

The Woodsmith chest was built by a client of mine and modeled after a turn of the century mission style Union Chest Works Co. box from Rochester NY. The company was founded in 1893. They also made ammunition boxes for world war I

If your planing to build one here`s a link to the WS sources page.

http://www.woodsmith.com/issues/183/sources/machinists-chest/

-- WWW.MACHINISTCHEST.COM

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Div

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#7 posted 1335 days ago

That is so nice! Maybe one day I can store some of my tools like that…just imagine..

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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rcs47

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#8 posted 1335 days ago

Very nice. How much does it weigh including tools? Great job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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paratrooper34

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#9 posted 1335 days ago

Sweet! You did an outstanding job on this! This project is on my wish list, hope I can make it look this nice. Great Job!

-- Mike

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BigTiny

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#10 posted 1335 days ago

Another one for my wish list. Excellent job.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Daniel Wise

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#11 posted 1334 days ago

Great work. I’ve been thinking of making one of these for quite some time.

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fernandoindia

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#12 posted 1334 days ago

Nice, looks great. I am also thinking of making one

-- Back home. Fernando

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#13 posted 1334 days ago

Great design and finish…well done.

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stiletta

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#14 posted 1334 days ago

I often wondered why the plan hasen`t been avaiable on PDF yet.

I learned recently that the plan is now being featured in the current issue of the Australian Woodsmith magazine, Issue 79 . It looks to be edited a bit. The chest is showen on the front cover as opposed to the back on the US copy.

I`v been told that the plan is the metric version.

For the Jocks down under !

http://www.australianwoodsmith.com.au/

-- WWW.MACHINISTCHEST.COM

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 1334 days ago

Splendid chest, well done

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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