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Craftsman’s Pride Tool Chest

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Project by FJPetruso posted 2301 days ago 2267 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 2301 days ago

Classic design, well done sir.

-- Bob A in NJ

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trifern

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#2 posted 2301 days ago

That is a cool chest. Nice job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 2301 days ago

Frank,

That is a classic tool chest. At one time craftsmen used their toolchests as a form of testament to their skill level. You have done well here. The construction of this one speaks volumes about your woodworking skills.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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griff

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#4 posted 2301 days ago

Very nice tool chest, I like the shine, well done

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2301 days ago

Great deal with the locking drawers.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 2301 days ago

Great looking unit. You did a nice job on it.

god Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2301 days ago

Almost too nice to be a tool chest, very well done. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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sharad

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#8 posted 2301 days ago

A very cozy place for the tools. Very nice.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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clieb91

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#9 posted 2301 days ago

Frank, Looks great. Good plan on making the whole unit lock.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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