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Project by David posted 737 days ago 2853 views 28 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to build these toolchests for my two sons who are ready to embark on the world (Lord help them),each will be filled with usefull items every young man needs to get started living on there own.I guess I could have called these dower toolchests for men.The design is as if Chris Schwarz were collaborating with the shakers to create a toolbox. I hope my sons will get alot of use from these and maybe be inspired to follow the craft someday.The chests are 24” long x 10” deep x 8” high,they have two sliding trays in walnut and two small drawers below.The case is maple dovetailed at corners,raised panel lid with apron and an arched base molding wrapping the bottom. The finish is a cherry tone dye stain,penetrating spray stain ,washcoat,glaze and three topcoats waxed to a low sheen. I used a simple leather strap to hold up the top and antique brass hinges and handles.

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Ken90712

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#1 posted 737 days ago

Boy those are really nice! Great on these!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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mafe

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#2 posted 737 days ago

Probaly the most beautiful tool chests I have seen to date.
Elegant!
Lucky sons.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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JR45

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#3 posted 737 days ago

Beautiful chests. They will be a joy to own and use in the future.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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DaddyZ

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#4 posted 737 days ago

Very Sweet looking Chests.

Nice!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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BigYin

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#5 posted 737 days ago

very classy chests, your sons are very lucky.

””each will be filled with usefull items every young man needs to get started living on there own”“

Swiss army knife, Condoms, Southern Comfort, Asprin, Kleenex, Sewing kit, Bottle opener, Alarm clock.
New shirt/tie for interviews ….or were you thinking about tools?

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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planeBill

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#6 posted 737 days ago

Yes, two lucky lads indeedy. Nice work and an even better gesture. You’re a class act.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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jbswearingen

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#7 posted 737 days ago

Wow. That looks WAY too nice to entrust to the hands of a teenager/early 20-something!

I bet they’ll be cherished later on when they’re older.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 737 days ago

Beautiful Chest I know your sons must love em.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dustysawyer

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#9 posted 736 days ago

Instant Heirlooms! I really like your “shakeresque” design concept (especially the button latch for the two drawers. The overall design looks to be very versatile and functional.

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BasHolland

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#10 posted 736 days ago

Beautiful!! I keep this in my memory, while I’m finishing my first handmade toolbox.

-- Bas, Holland

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Bertha

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#11 posted 736 days ago

Man, that is one handsome chest. Tons of capacity, too. I think my favorite so far.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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lance61r

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#12 posted 736 days ago

Those are awesome! Great labor of love. I’m sure they’ll appreciate them more each day.

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kenn

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#13 posted 736 days ago

This is a great project, thanks so much for sharing it with us. I love the idea, design and the catches.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Boatman53

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#14 posted 736 days ago

Nice job on the tool chests. I like the addition of the drawers.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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Boatman53

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#15 posted 736 days ago

Nice job on the tool chests. I like the addition of the drawers.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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