|Project by FJPetruso||posted 04-05-2008 03:39 AM||2711 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
I purchased the plans for this tool chest off of this internet site. >>>> http://woodstore.net/crafpridtool.html <<<< The plans are easy to follow. I made the chest from left over oak that we were using in the garage at work to make stake sides for large delivery trucks. I used different drawer pulls & put a key lock on the door instead of a magnetic catch & a knob. I also changed the top & made it with bread-board ends. Then I figured that if I was locking the bottom I should lock the drawers too. So I shortened the drawers by about an inch & made loops for locking rods to engage. Then I made a mechanical linkage out of oak & brass rods to engage the loops on the back of the drawers. When the door is closed it pushes on a spring loaded wedge that lifts a lever to move the rods up into the drawer loops.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"