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Project by chebeaguewoodbutcher posted 04-09-2008 03:40 AM 2349 views 20 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

built this box for my son based on grestner box that found a picture of online
Chest is built with cherry and brass hardware from Rockler. Single top lock secures top and pins drop down thru to secure face. I like this better then the trunk hardware seen on most of these chests as it needs to be moved by two people when full and the side handles are heavy enough to allow this.A top handle isn’t necessary. The finish is danish oil with four coats pre- cat laq.
The design was taken from a picture of the chest that had h,w,d listed and I lofted it full size with use of dividers and some visual tweaking. I do a lot of reverse engineering in my projects.

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher





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GaryK

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#1 posted 04-09-2008 03:50 AM

That is a fantastic tool box. Just like my Kennedy toolbox but wood!

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 03:51 AM

This is a beautiful chest. The drawer spacing is excellent and the brass hardware adds a nice element to the piece.

Is it made from cherry? How did you finish it?

Thanks for the post. I am sure your son loves this chest.

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

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mot

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 03:55 AM

I really like pieces like this. One of the first woodworking projects that sparked my interest was a similar toolbox made by an old fellow, named Fred, in Camas Washington. Really a nice piece. Thanks for posting it!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 04:25 AM

I’ve always loved this style chest, and you have created a beautiful version. Very impressive!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 04:53 AM

Great job on the toolbox I really like it!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 04-09-2008 05:01 AM

Very nicely done tool box. You did a beautiful job on it. Thank you for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Lboy

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 05:09 AM

Sweet tool box.

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daltxguy

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 05:35 AM

Nice job! How do I get adopted?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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jm82435

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 05:52 AM

The detail is fantastic. Excellent job! Did you get the locking pins from Gerstner?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 04-09-2008 08:09 AM

Another family heirloom that will be passed down from Dad to son for many generations. I still have my grandfathers. Your son is a lucky man. Well done sir.

-- Bob A in NJ

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motthunter

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#11 posted 04-09-2008 11:22 AM

great attention to detail. Congrats

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 04-09-2008 03:35 PM

Your son can only be inspired to do a fine job when machining when he reaches inside this tool box. Iam sure he will not settle for nothing but the best he can do after the example you have set for him. Keep up the great work.

-- Billp

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Jon3

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#13 posted 04-09-2008 03:41 PM

Superb. I’ve been dying to make one of these myself!

Did you make it from plans? If so, where did you get them from?

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chebeaguewoodbutcher

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#14 posted 04-09-2008 04:04 PM

Chest is built with cherry and brass hardware from Rockler. Single top lock secures top and pins drop down thru to secure face. I like this better then the trunk hardware seen on most of these chests as it needs to be moved by two people when full and the side handles are heavy enough to allow this.A top handle isn’t necessary. The finish is danish oil with four coats pre- cat laq.
The design was taken from a picture of the chest that had h,w,d listed and I lofted it full size with use of dividers and some visual tweaking. I do a lot of reverse engineering in my projects.

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher

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Rob

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#15 posted 04-09-2008 11:02 PM

I’ve always said that if you want to make beautiful things, you need to surround yourself with beauty. This is a perfect example.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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