Inlay Tool Chest

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Project by Tony Strupulis posted 08-09-2011 02:54 AM 2695 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this tool chest to hold my Lie-Nielsen inlay tools. It is made from walnut with a cherry raised panel lid. The dovetails were cut by hand and the panel was raised by hand. The hinges are 95° Brusso stop hinges.

The tool tray is removable so I can re-arrange the tools by replacing the tray. I designed the box with a deep lid so I could possibly use the lid for storage of the various cutters and pieces-parts. Either a removable box that sits inside the lid or some sort of magnetic strip to hold the small parts.

Since this is a piece of shop furniture, I went with an understated finish. I used two coats of boiled linseed oil and two coats of paste wax. A film finish would easily be damaged on the bench. The oil and wax should age well with use.

-- Tony -

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 02:57 AM

Very pretty. Though I was expecting some inlay on the case. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 03:09 AM

Nice shop furniture. Must agree with Wayne, I was really expecting to see something inlaid on the case.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 02:40 PM

I like this box a lot. Nicely done, and worthy of it’s contents. I also am a fan of Steve Latta’s tools and methods. Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 08-10-2011 01:26 AM

Thats a fine home for some fine tools.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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