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6' Master Series rollaway top and bottom tool chest.

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Project by James Lango posted 987 days ago 10945 views 74 times favorited 63 comments Add to Favorites Watch

6 sheets of 3/4” Birch ply, and 5 1/2” Birch.
24 drawers with 100lb full extension ball bearing slides. All drawers are dovetailed and dadoed.

Sitting on 4 -600lbs rated 4” casters. Triple 2×4 rabitted base makes for a more than solid base.

all drawer fronts were finished in straight grain(almost quarter sawn) Cherry.
Drawer pulls were cut and made from Black Walnut.

Brushed in Minwax oil based red mahogany, and finished in 3 coats of sprayed poly.

The handle (not pictured) was mounted on the swivel end of caster side, i used 3/4” black pipe with floor flanges to mount.

all in all, came out great- except a few spots where tearout is visible. EVERY CROSS CUT ON THE PLY WAS RAZOR SCORED 1st, But its impossible to catch them all, or stay on that line perfectly.

Hope you enjoy or get inspired. We as woodworkers dont usually take OR HAVE the time to make something for ourselves. But this baby will last a few lifetimes.

Thanks for looking.
James Lango

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com





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WoodSpanker

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#1 posted 987 days ago

I enjoyed this very much, and I am INSPIRED! That is truly amazing work, I love it! Job well done, sir, Job well done! Favorited, and I’m adding you as a friend. If I ever attempt to duplicate this masterwork, I’ll have to ask for some pointers. Again, BRILLIANT job, simply magnificent :)!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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NateX

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#2 posted 987 days ago

it holds all the tools.

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James Lango

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#3 posted 987 days ago

Well-NO she doesnt hold em ALL. My father was a mechainic with ALOT of tools. This just takes the place of his (smaller and older/beat up SnapOn chests) It just didnt look professional having his metal red chests/cabs in my woodworking shop. This is full of taps, dies, air tools, metric, standard, everything BUT woodworking tools, but it looks alot nicer then what i had.

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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exelectrician

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#4 posted 987 days ago

... Now that is what I call a neat project… Wow!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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CodyJames

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#5 posted 987 days ago

Man…. all I can say is, I went to Lowe’s the other day and saw a Kobalt tool chest, for like 3000 dollars. I’d rather pay 10 grand and have that wooden one!!!

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 987 days ago

Nice work and great job. I have been kicking around building one of these for some time. I like the swing out on the right. I have a lot of tools and always seem to be upgrading my boxes which should motivate me to make one soon. Enjoy…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SteveKorz

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#7 posted 987 days ago

Wow! Very nice!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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jeepturner

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#8 posted 987 days ago

Wow, That is one nice cabinet of drawers/tool crib. It’s nice to see you taking care of your dad’s tools.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Mel,

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Bradford

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#9 posted 987 days ago

Can a tool be beautiful? Can a piece of equipment be a work of art? Just look at those pics. Your Jedi forces are strong.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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MasterSergeant

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#10 posted 987 days ago

Triple DITTO’s!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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wrench

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#11 posted 987 days ago

very nice!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Kelen

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#12 posted 987 days ago

Very impressive!! Question for you, in one of the pictures I noticed you had the Craftsman Oscillating spindle sander. I’ve been in the market for one but am not wanting to drop a lot of money on a big one (nor do I have the room for a floor standing model). A benchtop model would be perfect for my limited use from time to time. Any feedback on the craftsman you wouldn’t mind sharing?

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 987 days ago

Wow, what a great tool box. That is a family heirloom as much as a great painting. Very nice work and it is so usable!! Thanks for sharing!!

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

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paplou

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#14 posted 987 days ago

Beautiful. Let see snap-on match the looks of your tool box. Just the other day a man ask me if I could make him a big tool box. I told him he could not afford it. I will show him yours and watch him drool. Again beautiful work.

-- PAPLOU

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mtenterprises

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#15 posted 987 days ago

That IS one FINE unit!!!!!!! Very ambitious .
MIKE

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