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Machinist Tool Chest, From Woodsmith Issue 183

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Project by stiletta posted 08-19-2010 08:01 PM 9559 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 08-19-2010 08:08 PM

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 08-19-2010 08:10 PM

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 08-19-2010 08:11 PM

it’s brilliant!

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mafe

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 08:12 PM

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 08-19-2010 08:14 PM

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 08-19-2010 08:20 PM

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 08-19-2010 09:19 PM

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 08-19-2010 09:44 PM

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 08-19-2010 10:14 PM

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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#10 posted 08-19-2010 10:33 PM

Another one for my wish list. Excellent job.

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

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#11 posted 08-20-2010 04:38 AM

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

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#12 posted 08-20-2010 05:42 AM

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

-- Back home. Fernando

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#13 posted 08-20-2010 09:37 AM

Great design and finish…well done.

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stiletta

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#14 posted 08-20-2010 02:33 PM

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 08-20-2010 07:29 PM

Splendid chest, well done

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

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