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Project by Vern Little posted 1311 days ago 2166 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool chest made from Red Oak. Enjoy. Guess I have a hard time following directions. As you can see the drawers are two different sizes. Got into a hurry cutting dados. Comments and criticism welcome. Joints holding the drawers together were extremely painful. They may be a doo over someday or just leave then to remind myself to pay closer attention to detail.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern





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grosa

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#1 posted 1311 days ago

Vern, very nice. I like the natural finish and the clean lines. I would leave the draws. If you place it below eye level people will never see it. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Great job.

-- Have a great day.

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Firefighter

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#2 posted 1311 days ago

If any part of that project was a mistake” I have to say I wish my mistakes came out that nice. If my tool chests looked that good I would be happy too. Mine are old kitchen cabinets from my house and some jobs. Great work!

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1311 days ago

Hey Vern,
Very nice. Very nice indeed.
I would be proud to have such a chest.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 1311 days ago

Vern,
Your craftmanship is very nice, you should be proud to have a chest like this…..I would.

Thanks for sharing!

Chuck

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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jim C

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#5 posted 1311 days ago

Those mistakes make it a one-of-a-kind personal keepsake. I have plenty.
Leave it be. It looks great.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1311 days ago

Vern, thats a nice tool chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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gul

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#7 posted 1311 days ago

I love it. Great job.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1311 days ago

great tool chest ,so cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DaddyZ

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#9 posted 1311 days ago

Nice Tool Chest !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Gator

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#10 posted 1311 days ago

How does anyone know that the drawers were not designed to be two different sizes.. nice cabinet period.. don’t beat yourself up.. enjoy your work, and learn.
It is a cabinet I would be proud to have built.

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 1311 days ago

Tools chest? That belongs in your living room!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 1311 days ago

real nice toolbox! I actually think that the differently sized drawers make it look better.

question – it’s hard to tell from the angle of the 3rd picture, but does the tool tray fit in the chest? (it looks deeper than the chest itself in the picture -but it could be my eyes :) )

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#13 posted 1311 days ago

That is what’s called a “Mental Check”.

If anybody comes up and points out your error, you tell them “they passed!” It was a mental check to see who was really paying attention.

Very nicely done. I like the layout, the lines, and the finish.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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jim1953

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#14 posted 1311 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Vern Little

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#15 posted 1311 days ago

Thanks for all the compliments. Yes, PurpLev, the tote fits inside the chest. This was in a “Wood Magazine”, book called “Making Great Boxes.”

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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