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Project by theoldfart posted 06-09-2012 12:51 AM 2430 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the interior of the tool chest I posted earlier. The plans called for four kerfs for saws however I have a 26” back saw for my mitre box so ….... I couldn’t resist filling it just once before I started the tray slips and trays! I also routed a small groove on the front skirt to make opening and closing the chest less risky for the fingers.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )





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dpow

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#1 posted 06-09-2012 03:43 AM

So far so good. I look foward to the finish product. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 06-09-2012 05:07 PM

I am currently in the process of building my chest too. I look forward to seeing yours finished.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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#3 posted 06-09-2012 05:16 PM

Thanks for posting. It gave me some ideas for my saw storage.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 07:10 PM

third picture with the jewlry´s looks realy good :-)

thanks for the update

Dennis

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 07:28 PM

This looks amazing! Where did you find a chest lock that has an antique finish? I bought one from Horton Brass, but they only sell them in plain brass.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 02:26 AM

Looks pretty good to me. I am building one right now, about 30 minutes at a time, but I am almost done with the main box.

Had a set beck today though, the chest lock I bought from Lee Valley, turned out to not work very well. The center pin snapped during the install. Your hardware looks pretty stout, where did you get it?

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

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 04:39 PM

RG, the lockset is from Lee Valley item # 00P36.35. see my blog entry toolchest saga
kevin

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 03:39 PM

Excellent work, Sir… I am going to order Schwarz’s book today. (Although I am leery about ordering anything with the word “anarchist” in the title… Little black helicopters minding our business and such these days)

I’m approaching the need for this build. I have big plastic tool boxes, a tool chest, and shelving which I use for my power tools etc… But now I find myself with a growing collection of woodworking hand tools. I refuse to commingle these beauties with beaters. :-)

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 04:43 PM

Bucket, also check out RGTOOLS and CARTERS WHITTLING. They both have outstanding ATC’s. You can download Schwarz’s book as an ebook. I built mine from a magazine article, then I read the book. Book was much more helpful. When I spoke to Schwarz and showed him pics of my chest he explained that he did not intend to write a tool chest book but rather preach the gospel of fewer tools. If it didn’t fit in the box you didn’t need it!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 09-19-2013 08:32 PM

What mortise lock did you get? I’m looking at Rockler’s stuff and half-mortise locks are kinda pricey.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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theoldfart

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#11 posted 09-19-2013 08:44 PM

Lee valley
I’ll get the number for you shortly.
Edit see post #7 above

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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