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Norm Abram Inspired Wall-Mounted Tool Chest - Cont'd

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Project by ChuckM posted 1210 days ago 6989 views 21 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some 80 days ago ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42136 ), I posted the tool chest I built for my hand tools. There’ve been several changes made to it since it was completed, including:

- More planes (Veritas Bevel-Up Planes) and tools (dovetail saw, chisels, etc.) have been bought and added to the chest
- Door knobs (fake) are installed on the front
- A medallion (my signature) is installed on the side of the door
- A silica gel pack is kept there for rust prevention

Bob, a friend and a wise counsel to me, had this to say about my tool chest back then:”... but it’s one that holds disappointment in its heart. The day will certainly come when there is no more room in it for the most recent tool; then the decision must be made—do I build another and where will I put it? Or, do I remove a tool to make room for this one? Enjoy it now!” How true!

The chest is pretty crowded now; it has room for a couple more small planes or so. However, it won’t be too long before the next tool chest needs to be designed and built—perhaps, using mainly hand tools.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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NBeener

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#1 posted 1210 days ago

Beautiful set of tools, beautifully displayed.

It doesn’t get much better than that !

-- -- Neil

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 1210 days ago

you did this one right Chuck … it took me at least 5 minutes to stop staring and start typing.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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lighthearted

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#3 posted 1210 days ago

Beautiful—I am envious!

-- Chris http://thelightheartedwoodworker.com/

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1210 days ago

Very nice Chuck really cool.great tools too.
NORM WERE ARE YOU ?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1210 days ago

It amazing how much one can put into one of these units and fill up as well…thank for showing…BC

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bigike

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#6 posted 1210 days ago

great work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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jerrells

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#7 posted 1210 days ago

If you did a prototype, like Norm, I’ll take it.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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ChuckM

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#8 posted 1210 days ago

Thank you all for your encouraging words and remarks. You have given me enough reason why I should build a second tool chest! Thanks again.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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NBeener

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#9 posted 1210 days ago

Chuck:

I didn’t even NOTICE that middle panel !

a) What’s on each side of it, and

b) Yet another point toward your easily-earned “A+” rating !

-- -- Neil

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ChuckM

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#10 posted 1210 days ago

Hi Neil,

Eagle eye!

The swing panel has recessed holes drilled and rare magnets installed to keep the rasps and files. On the back side, the mini-files are kept in tubes. There’s still room on the back of the panel for more tools. I swing it out when I need to get the combination square or the bevel-up hand planes. By the way, there’re magnets on the angled shelf to pull each plane tight to the surface. I am all for the use of magnets in the shop. Thanks for your question.

Chuck

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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NBeener

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#11 posted 1210 days ago

Great feature … and … yeah … aren’t rare earth magnets just one of the many gifts to woodworkers !?

-- -- Neil

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RGtools

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#12 posted 1210 days ago

This is a great set of tools very well organized. Very few things that you could not build with this small kit.

Enjoy.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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jusfine

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#13 posted 1210 days ago

Very well done! Nice collection of Veritas!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 1210 days ago

A beautiful and totally functional piece of work. Lots of thought and quality – well done.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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JordanCanada

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#15 posted 1210 days ago

Great chest, looks like you spend a lot of time flipping through lee valley catalogues haha

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