Tool chest

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Project by sawdustmaster posted 03-28-2011 03:22 PM 3945 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool chest from the November-ish issue of Wood magazine. I made a few changes. Fun project and will be very useful. Solid ash for frame and drawer fronts. Due to shortage of ash plywood i used hickory ply for the cabinet, i thought it matched pretty well. Joints on legs and runners is a half lap. Finished with a few coats of BLO.

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#1 posted 03-28-2011 03:38 PM

Very nice chest, like it. Excellent execution and wood and grain choice. I made big storage case in my garage and used the same handles ;-)

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 03:40 PM

Looks like a great addition to your shop. Excellent job!

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

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#3 posted 03-28-2011 04:38 PM

I’m jealous…this tool chest is on my list as well.

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#4 posted 03-28-2011 05:25 PM

That is sweet.
I want one,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 03-28-2011 05:40 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 03-28-2011 06:18 PM

Very nice build, looks like that will serve You well in the shop. I really like that it has a work surface that can be used for secondary work or tool station when needed, thanks for posting ! Solid job well done.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 03-28-2011 06:19 PM

Very tastefully done!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 03-28-2011 07:37 PM

I like it. Drill a row of hole in the top and get a Veritas Wonder Dog and you’ll have yourself a nice mini planing bench!

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#9 posted 03-28-2011 08:38 PM

Nice and gorgeous toolchest.
I do also want one.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 03:33 AM

Wonderful design and execution.

It reminds of R2D2, but prettier!

-- Smitty

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#11 posted 03-29-2011 09:07 AM

Sweet design and great finish…top job.

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#12 posted 03-29-2011 05:57 PM

Nice, I like the breadboard top with the exposed splines on the ends.

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#13 posted 03-30-2011 09:01 AM

Nice and simple.The one man want in his workshop

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-30-2011 11:16 AM

Well done on this, looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 03-30-2011 08:23 PM

That’s a nice tool cabinet. It looks sturdy and has plenty of storage.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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