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Project by Chelios posted 828 days ago 4536 views 13 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a long time since I posted anything. In the past 6 months we moved so I have been working on setting up my shop again. In the new place I don’t have as many work tops as before so my workbench has been littered with my tools and boards and chips. I decided to make this because I was working on some mortises and my saws hit the floor. I was so upset with my self so I made this cart to keep my tools handy and my bench clear. Works great and it is very solid. It is made of a bunch of odd pieces I had no use for. Beautiful wood nonetheless. It has cherry and maple, mortise and tenon, the biggest hand dovetails I have cut. I don’t intend to keep it inside but the moisture has shot up here lately and I don’t want to get rust so for the next week it is in my living room.

For the chisels I used an old cutoff with a huge knot hole. After I finished the chisel rack, it reminded me of a greek building because of the dowel construction resembles columns.

I used the retractable casters on it and they work really nice.





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mbs

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#1 posted 828 days ago

cool cart. And a nice selection of tools.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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mafe

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#2 posted 828 days ago

OMG what a handfull of tools.
Will love to see some pictures of the cart, it seems like a effective way to store the tools.
Nice to seeyou back.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 828 days ago

Wow this resembles the LN Showroom, nice “Bank of Tools”

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glatzenator

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#4 posted 828 days ago

nice work man!! that is a beautiful cart.

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carguy460

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#5 posted 827 days ago

Wow – beautiful! Your pictures look like they could be on a magazine cover!!!

-- Jason K

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Brit

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#6 posted 827 days ago

Wonderful cart and an enviable set of tools. Nice workmanship.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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RGtools

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#7 posted 827 days ago

I stared at this with my jaw dropped for about 10 minutes this morning. I could not come up with an inteligent comment then nor can I now…I keep scrolling up and drooling over the tools you have and the way you have placed them.

Great work.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#8 posted 827 days ago

Very nice selection

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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lysdexic

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#9 posted 827 days ago

^ what Ryan said

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Philip

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#10 posted 827 days ago

Very nice, job well done.

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

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JRL

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#11 posted 827 days ago

I’ll let that collection hang out on display in my living room any time!

‘nother note: It must be the photographic effect, but that seems to be a small wheel base. Be careful about top-heavy tipping.

-- Jay in Changsha

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Manitario

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#12 posted 827 days ago

Well, I have to say this is gorgeous. Great pics and thanks for making me jealous at your amazing tool collection!

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

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enurdat1

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#13 posted 827 days ago

Beautiful!

-- It is what it is...

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lysdexic

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#14 posted 827 days ago

I have been pondering a chisel holder/stand in my wee brain for sometime. The one aspect of the design the had eluded me was the interface of the tapered socket in the bracket. I wanted a slot that would allow easy removal but stable and PLUMB storage. Call me anal but when I see chisel storage and the handles are leaning this way and that it disagrees with me.

I am intrigued by your double barrel drill holes that allow easy egress but sized matched holding. I must ask are the holes tapered to match the tool?

I don’t know if that was your idea but whomever’s it was….that is clever.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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thedude50

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#15 posted 827 days ago

very nice set of tools I love the cart idea as in my shop wall space is a premium

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