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Project by PurpLev posted 946 days ago 4718 views 29 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A rolling toolcart that matches my previously made toolbox for metalwork toolings. Tried to keep the costs to a minimum, but still was more than I had originally expected. It is custom sized to fit my needs and works great. matches the toolbox great, moves easily around with the large wheels, and drawers operate smoothly. Very pleased with how this one came out, better then I expected.

Materials:
Mahogany plywood for carcass
Solid Mahogany for edging and drawer pulls
Oak for drawer boxes
Rock Maple for drawer fronts.
Full extension ball bearing slides
5” swivel double-locked wheels

The building process is blogged here

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.





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JL7

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#1 posted 946 days ago

This is incredible Sharon…..A toolbox that will live on for generations….nicely done.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Lenny

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#2 posted 946 days ago

Very nice Sharon. This is a handsome piece that is yours and yours alone. You put as much mental effort as phsysical into this project with great results.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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BertFlores58

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#3 posted 946 days ago

Wow! I like to own one like this. Very functional and fine cranftmanship. Thanks for posting.

May I know what drawer slides were used in there???

-- Bert

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Gonecrazy

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#4 posted 946 days ago

Hell that looks waaaaaayyyyyyyyy better then any Kennedy tool box i ever had when i was a machinist ….

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ryno101

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#5 posted 946 days ago

Looks fantastic, Sharon!

Although I’ve been quiet about it, I have enjoyed following along with your progress, thanks for keeping up an excellent blog journey. The results look great!

-- Ryno

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 946 days ago

Wow. I’ve been watching your blog off and on, and I knew this was going to be great. However, the finished set is even more beautiful than I imagined. Pretty good stuff for a yankee. :-)

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

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 946 days ago

Very nice. Really is a showcase of your skills. Beautiful!!!

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woodzy

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#8 posted 946 days ago

WOW !! That is one fantastic looking Setup.
It must feel really good opening up one of those drawer and reaching in for a tool.

Your Blog was always a good read. i may now have to go back and read some of the parts i missed/skipped (sorry dude). This is that good.

Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Anthony

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Karson

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#9 posted 946 days ago

Sharon: Great job.

This should live on for a long time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 946 days ago

Thanks for the comment everyone! This one will definitely stay around in the long run. Glad this is over, glad how it came out.

Charlie – I’m technically not a yankee, but just a look alike – does that still qualify?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Tootles

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#11 posted 946 days ago

Very nice.

In a previous house, I used to work out of tool cart and found it very useful. I’m sure you will too.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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ellen35

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#12 posted 946 days ago

Finished just in time for the nice working weather! Great job and fun to follow your progress. Thanks for including the goofs as well as the greats… helps me understand the “how to” on this project.
Just a great piece of workshop furniture!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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mafe

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#13 posted 946 days ago

Congratulation!
It looks wonderful, and has been a joy to follow you.
Yes that sure is a wonderful pair, now you will smile each time you pick up a tool.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Belg1960

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#14 posted 946 days ago

Great project, how about pic or 2 with some of the drawers open.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Cory

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#15 posted 946 days ago

I hate it. The finish is terrible. Proportions are all off. The tool box on top doesn’t match. This thing doesn’t belong in your shop. Let me know when you’re going to set it out for the trash and build yourself another one!!!!

Of course I’m kidding. This is probably the coolest tool chest I’ve ever seen!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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