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Project by daydrik posted 10-21-2011 08:20 PM 2231 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my unfinished carpenters trunk. I bloged about it and it’s tills i’m making for it. I’m still learning how to run this site. so hopefuly in the future i’ll be able to put the photos with the blog. but untill then sorry for the inconvenience. The first till is going to have three drawers and the second will have dividers. thanks for looking.

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown





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RGtools

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 08:46 PM

I love that you are making it out of pine. Practical is often overlooked. Very stout looking and I like your variation on the till.

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

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rayn

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 10:32 PM

Good looking trunk

-- Ray,Iowa

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Don W

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 11:01 PM

I’ve been want to make one, but the only lumber I have right now is popular. Seeing your pine project makes me think popular will be fine. You did a great job mixing the functional with practical with a flair of detail. I like it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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mtenterprises

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 11:05 PM

I have been thinking of making a tool box similar to this for my grandson for Christmas. He can use it as a toy box to start then later as a tool box (I like to be practical don’t want him to grow out of it). So what were your basic outside diminsions on your box?
MIKE

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 11:37 PM

good job :-)
thank´s for sharing it

Dennis

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daydrik

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 11:48 PM

the diminsions are 40”long 22”deep 22”tall with a 4” skirt. It’s bigger than most tool trunks i’ve come acrossed.

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

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mtenterprises

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#7 posted 10-22-2011 12:31 AM

A good size for lots of toys the even more tools.

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JKBogle

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#8 posted 10-22-2011 12:32 AM

I have an original of this tool chest in my living room that must be at least 50 years old that I use for a coffee table. It has the same joinery but the hardware is obviously older and more rustic. It even has the same insert as yours minus the drawers in it. I found out that in “the days or yore” this chest was sold as a mail order carpenters chest.

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#9 posted 10-22-2011 08:08 PM

Just what it should be; a strong well constructed box with a lid; to keep your tools in and haul from job to job. Well done! Like the pine and overall concept, Notice you have some other pine fixtures in your shop. Looks to me like you are pretty handy with hand tools vs power tools. I confess I was “trained” as more of a machinist. Taking machine shop in high school shop defined my woodworking in later life.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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