Tool chest

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Project by Vern Little posted 12-08-2010 02:54 PM 2318 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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#1 posted 12-08-2010 03:00 PM

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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#2 posted 12-08-2010 03:03 PM

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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#3 posted 12-08-2010 03:29 PM

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


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 03:48 PM

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

Thanks for sharing!


-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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jim C

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 03:55 PM

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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#6 posted 12-08-2010 04:27 PM

Vern, thats a nice tool chest.

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 04:31 PM

I love it. Great job.

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 05:48 PM

great tool chest ,so cool

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 06:05 PM

Nice Tool Chest !!

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

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 06:19 PM

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.


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

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#11 posted 12-08-2010 07:47 PM

Tools chest? That belongs in your living room!

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

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#12 posted 12-08-2010 07:55 PM

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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#13 posted 12-08-2010 08:32 PM

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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#14 posted 12-09-2010 01:49 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#15 posted 12-09-2010 01:58 AM

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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