Traveling Anarchist's Tool Chest

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Project by Andy Brownell posted 889 days ago 3385 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed a tool chest made from walnut and maple. It is the smaller version of the Anarchist’s Tool Chest by Chris Schwarz.

Here is a link to a few of the blog entries I made along the way.

-- Andy Brownell

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Craig Havran

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#1 posted 889 days ago

I really like this chest and how much your jointery stands out. Did you stain the end grain differently or does it just take the stain differently? As you can see, I’m the sharpest chisel in the drawer here… :-)

Great job and thanks for posting!!


-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#2 posted 889 days ago

Wow that is beautiful

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#3 posted 889 days ago

Wonderful piece there Andy.
Schwarz would be very proud.
That piece will look great in 100 years from now.
Your work is exemplary.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 889 days ago

Gorgeous! Timeless! True to it’s self.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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Don W

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#5 posted 889 days ago

That’s a tool chest to be proud of.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 889 days ago

That’s about the prettiest tool chest I’ve ever laid eyes on.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#7 posted 888 days ago

Excelent !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 888 days ago

Absolutely spectacular!!! I’m in the “leave the marking line” camp, too. Seeing the line just delights my eyes. This is a piece to treasure.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 888 days ago

This is a beautiful tool chest! I love the way your joinery stands out. Our carpenter forefathers would be proud!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jorge G.

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#10 posted 888 days ago

That is beautiful, but clearly for a hobbiest. Too heavy and too nice to take on a job site. I use pelican cases that can be locked.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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