Tool Box

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Project by ruddy posted 11-14-2010 09:18 AM 12084 views 62 times favorited 51 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 11-14-2010 09:38 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 11:06 AM

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 11-14-2010 11:28 AM

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 11-14-2010 11:37 AM

very practical and fun

-- Gintaras,

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#5 posted 11-14-2010 11:38 AM

& 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 11-14-2010 11:51 AM

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 11-14-2010 12:06 PM

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 11-14-2010 12:51 PM

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 11-14-2010 01:46 PM

Super nice!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#10 posted 11-14-2010 01:57 PM

That is fantastic!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 11-14-2010 02:53 PM

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

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#12 posted 11-14-2010 04:11 PM

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 11-14-2010 04:21 PM

Great job, very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#14 posted 11-14-2010 04:47 PM

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 11-14-2010 05:21 PM

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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