Tool Box

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Project by ruddy posted 1354 days ago 7320 views 57 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toolchest from Australian Cedar so I finally have a few drawers to keep some of the tools stored where I might be able to find them! I have a pencil thief who is always in my shed and whenever I am not looking the pencils disappear. Now I have one small drawer devoted to just pencils so I reckon I have seen the last of the thief…..
There was a toolchest design in the ’”Woodsmith” magazine last year and I have used that as a guide. This unit is much larger, has many more drawers and also has the extra space with the two front doors with racks.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 1354 days ago

A very major WOW! I am sooooo drooling! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 1354 days ago

Wow, that is a fine looking tool box! Such a clean and crisp look to it.
Excellent design and fabrication. I am loving the contrasting wood on the doors.
Really well done, off to favorites it goes

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 1354 days ago

Hello ruddy,
a really very nice toolchest. I think the tools and especially you feal very good with this really great job!
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#4 posted 1354 days ago

very practical and fun

-- Gintaras,

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#5 posted 1354 days ago

& very nice.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 1354 days ago

Thats a wonderful tool chest!
So well done. Would love to store my tools like that.
Best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 1354 days ago

Very good looking tool chest !!! I like the box joints on the drawers.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 1354 days ago

Beautiful job on the chest. I absolutely love your choice of grain pattern in the styles. It shows you gave it the thought of a craftsman. Fantastic!

-- If you can't do it right the first time, then when are you going to find the time to do it right the second time...

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#9 posted 1354 days ago

Super nice!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#10 posted 1354 days ago

That is fantastic!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 1354 days ago

What a beautiful way to organize your tools. I like it a lot!

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#12 posted 1354 days ago

Nice tool box. From picture #5, I can see the latch for the lid, but do the front doors have a latch?

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#13 posted 1354 days ago

Great job, very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#14 posted 1354 days ago

Nice job.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#15 posted 1354 days ago

Nice joinery. And the attention to detail is not overlooked here. You can see that in the 3rd picture, where the grain patterns line up between the two doors. Great job!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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