tool chest in progress.... lot's of fun

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Project by patrick m posted 03-07-2008 09:10 PM 2505 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted to make my own standing tool chest… I gathered some walnut and elm , so far I have the stand , and a basic form , and one top drawer … Legs are maple , but I think it’ll all blend nice together , inspired from a lot of your works I’ve seen here at Lumberjocks !! Thanks guys !!PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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#1 posted 03-07-2008 09:13 PM

Looks interesting so far. Your 3 pictures at the top are very small. You can upload large picture there.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-07-2008 10:03 PM

Patrick – the stand is really nice – beautiful curve to the legs and good joinery. Keep posting!

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#3 posted 03-07-2008 10:24 PM

Looks like it will be extremely nice when you’re done!

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

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#4 posted 03-07-2008 10:26 PM

i can’t wait to see the finished project.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-07-2008 11:33 PM

Thanks for the post, Patrick.

This looks like it is coming together. I have never had the chance to work with elm, other than as (GASP) firewood. How did you happen to select this wood as part of your project?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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patrick m

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#6 posted 03-08-2008 01:35 AM

Oh , I got a good price on the ELM , and suprize !!! I LOVE IT , it’s so so so easy to work with , nice medium density , of course that may be just this board i got, who knows >? But I like it , Think I’ll try ekm again , I like the color and grain and ‘texture’.... Plus it’s cheaper. Thanks!

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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#7 posted 03-08-2008 02:47 AM

I like the legs and the ‘go ahead, drop a truck on me’ joinery. I know…can’t help it.

-- Jason, AL

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#8 posted 03-08-2008 02:53 AM

Pretty elaborate for a tool chest. Should look pretty good in my shop don’tcha think?

-- --Chuck

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 03-08-2008 05:49 AM

Nice Asian look to the legs on this, Patrick. Coolbreeze’s descriptive is pretty funny. Who knows how heavy those tools will be. Might as well be ready for anything, handplane bodies made from depleted uranium, etc.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 03-08-2008 01:11 PM

Looking forward to seeing the finished project. You have a great start.

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#11 posted 03-08-2008 05:23 PM

Hi Patric, It looks like you are on your way to building a nice looking tool chest, Im in toe middel of building one myself baised on the Gerstner design. I never thought about building a stand for it though, it sounds like a great idea and i cant wait to see your finished project.

-- bryano

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#12 posted 03-09-2008 05:43 AM

That is going to be on fine looking tool chest. You will have to polish each tool before you put it in the chest.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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