Wooden Tool Chest crafted for specialty tooling & hand tools

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Project by Chris posted 12-25-2011 12:05 AM 5131 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

White Oak tool chest for some of my specialty tooling. The original plans were for Wormy Chestnut

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 12:23 AM

Very nice tool chest. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 12:27 AM

Love the look of the tool chest, great color and choice of hardware. Merry Christmas.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 04:25 AM

nice tool box!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 05:00 AM

Nice !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 05:25 AM

Fine looking chest and excellent craftsmanship. If you want it the way you need it sometimes the only way to go is building it yourself. Okay, I like that route most of the time. Good work, keep it up.

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

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#6 posted 12-25-2011 07:05 AM

Nice job Chris. Wished I had known you wanted wormy chestnut

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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#7 posted 12-25-2011 09:55 AM

Thanks guys.

Mike i wish i would have known you back then, i actually made the box a few years ago and recently stumbled upon the photos and decided to upload them this evening. If i would have known you then brother, i would have certainly gave you a ring.

Thanks a million guys…i wish i would have had some access to some other types of tooling, i would have implemented some different joinery. But i did the best i could with the resources i had available at the time. I appreciate so much the work of many of you here on the forum to the extent i was almost embarrassed to place my work up here.

There are some bona fide woodworkers up here that make this joinery of mine and composition look pitiful in my opinion.


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#8 posted 12-25-2011 01:56 PM

Too Cool! I love it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 12-25-2011 02:32 PM

Chris, this is a fine tool box and it will serve you well. Congratulations.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 05:21 PM

I want one !!!! ~whines~. LOL…gets out the blasted “TO-DO” novel ( the list got too big ! ) and jots this down.
Great chest ! I love the look. I’m assuming you don’t move it often or you might have put handles on the sides? Is it very heavy ? I’ve always wanted one like it; been wondering if my skills are up to creating one yet. Guess it’s time to find out !

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#11 posted 12-25-2011 10:03 PM

Very Nice Chest, Good Idea. Merry Christmas

-- Marty Ohio

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#12 posted 12-26-2011 03:45 AM

Nice tool chest!

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#13 posted 12-26-2011 07:56 AM

Juriathe, it is somewhat heavy and a little cumbersome to tote without handles, you are correct. I do not move it often, thus the reasoning behind my procrastination for locating and purchasing some durable handles that would actually hold the weight of this chest.

I have looked a couple of times through Verita’s catalog but cannot seem to make a decision yet. One of the reasons is that i would love to have handles that match the knobs but would be durable enough to support the weight. Therein lies the dilemma, there are no handles that match the knobs in their inventory.

So i am trying to decide what to settle with?


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#14 posted 02-27-2017 04:27 AM

Really nice machinist style chest. Have to try one of these someday. Love your turned calls too.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#15 posted 02-27-2017 07:18 AM

Really nice machinist style chest. Have to try one of these someday. Love your turned calls too.

- BenDupre

It turned out OK Ben. I had limited tooling and didn’t really have the time and space for any fancy joinery. It was a ‘throw together’ actually, during one afternoon. I’ve been pleased with it as far as functionality and serving me in that capacity. As far as joinery and overall wood choice, I wish I would have had more time to invest in searching out a nice piece of wood for the project, along with more space, tooling and time for joinery to express a little more creativity into the piece. BUT!! Its where I was….lol

Thank you for your comments and feedback. Appreciated!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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