Tool Chest

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Project by TexasNick posted 09-14-2011 01:20 PM 2071 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Tool Chest I built for my Wife’s Uncle. He is into Classic Cars, R/C Airplanes, Air Planes and helping others. He just moved to a new home with a massive Shop and I thought this would be a nice “Shop warming” gift. The chest box is RO plywood and the Face frame and drawer fronts are Red Oak. The drawer boxes are made out of cherry with Maple drawer glides. This is my first attemt at box joints. They are simple to make and seem to be very solid. Thanks for looking.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 01:48 PM

Nice tool chest. I like the felt lining in it.


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#2 posted 09-14-2011 01:54 PM

Wonderful gift, will last a long time. What size is it?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 01:55 PM

Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 02:01 PM

Very nice. The uncle will love it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 03:03 PM

Great tool chest and great gift!! It is a nice gift for those who help others!!!!!!!
He will surely enjoy that for his tools!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 03:09 PM

Very nice tool box. Good job with the felt lining. I am jealous

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 03:32 PM

Did you say “tool chest” or Jewel Chest???? Very nicely done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 03:40 PM

That is one great gift.
Lining the drawers with felt was a nice touch.

-- Anthony

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 04:05 PM

Very well done. He must be a favorite Uncle. Welcome to LJs.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 04:20 PM

What a wonderful gift. And a fine chest.
He is a lucky guy to have you in the family.
Best thoughts,

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

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 04:24 PM

What a lucky Uncle. There is truth to, “what goes around, comes around.” Isn’t it nice to help those who help others! Great work, he’ll love it! I agree with you on the box joints. They are a quick and effective joint with sooo many uses.
Later, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 09-14-2011 05:03 PM

Nice Chest !!!!

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

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#13 posted 09-14-2011 05:16 PM

Thanks to all for the nice comments! This is my Wife’s only remaining Uncle on her Mother’s side. She lost her Mother in July of 2010, and he has been a great source of comfort for my wife. He lives 400 miles away and we can’t do much to Thank him for all he does for us. Amagineer, the chest is 24” wide, 24” tall and 12 1/2” deep. As for the felt lining, it isn’t that difficult to install if you take your time. The hardest part is cutting it cleanly in the corners. I thought I would use a Razor blade. That didn’t work. I tried a varying array of sharp blades with no luck. Finally, my wife brought out a real small pair of fine scissors and that did the job. My fingers ache, but it worked. I think it really set off the Chest.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#14 posted 09-14-2011 05:28 PM

The size turned out a little larger than I had originally planned. I did’t use any plans. I actually had in mind all the tools that I would put in it if it were for me. It was one of those “not so well thought out” projects that I built by the seat of my pants. I seem to do a lot of those type projects.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#15 posted 09-14-2011 05:37 PM

I need a nephew and niece like you, nice chest

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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