North Bennet St. School Tool Chest (FineWoodworking Tools & Shops)

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Project by APease75 posted 855 days ago 2869 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project posting to lumberjocks and actually is my first piece of ‘fine’ furniture that i have made by myself. The chest is Black Walnut with Poplar as the secondary wood for drawer sides & backs, drawer bottoms and a shiplapped back. The chest is joined with hand cut through dovetails and the drawers are joined with hand cut half blind and through dovetails. The drawer knobs were turned freehand out of black cherry. This is also the first project in which i used hand planes at almost every level of construction. Oh, and i want to add that the vertical partition is dovetailed as well ( i didn’t take a good picture of this, but wanted to mention it because it is one of my favorite parts of this project).

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#1 posted 855 days ago

A very fine tool chest! You can’t go wrong with walnut. I really like the dovetailed drawers. Also, a belated welcome to Lumberjocks to you!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 855 days ago

Very good job,I like it.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 855 days ago

Nice cabinet, awesome dovetail work!!!

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#4 posted 855 days ago

Very nicely done and it looks great. Welcome to Lumberjocks.


-- 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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#5 posted 855 days ago

Real nice job with this. If you’re going to North Bennet street, we’ll soon be asking you for advice!

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-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 855 days ago

thanks for the compliments everyone…no Lee sorry for the confusion, i am simply an amatuer woodworker, this is the chest from Finewoodworking’s Tools & Shops from a few years ago.

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#7 posted 855 days ago

Welcome to LJs. That is a very nice tool chest. Beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 855 days ago

Welcome, brother wood nut! By the looks of that chest, you’ll feel right at home here. Pull up a stump, get comfy, smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, and join in the conversations. If you have enough photos of the chest during the various stages of construction, it would make a great blog here. Check out the blogs section to get an idea of what goes on there and see if you think your chest would fit in.

the little guy from Canada

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 855 days ago

Congratulations on a fine piece and thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more of your work on LJs.

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#10 posted 855 days ago

Ah I see, this is the first project assigned to students at N. Bennet in the Cabinet and Furniture Making degree program. I live a few miles from the school, looks like they have some pretty good courses.

Great job on this tool chest, should serve you well, and welcome to LJ

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-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#12 posted 855 days ago

Wonderful…...well done

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#13 posted 855 days ago

Very nicely done. And welcome!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#14 posted 855 days ago

Are you a student?
I am currently and I dont recognize the box from any of the other students. Nice work regardless!

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#15 posted 855 days ago

no coopman i am not, i got the inspiration from the article Steve Brown wrote for Fine Woodworking’s Tools and Shops

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