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Project by hammcrafted posted 709 days ago 1717 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

North Bennet Street School toolbox. Five drawers. Raised Panel Lid. Turned Pulls. Cherry Primary and Poplar, Pine Secondary.

-- Charles - www.hammcrafted.com





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502flier

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#1 posted 709 days ago

Nice one. I like the joinery.

-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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#2 posted 709 days ago

That is beautiful. What are the dimensions? How did you line the drawers? Is the back a solid pice? How do you keep the front panel down – any kind of latch or gravity? (I am wondering for when you move the box)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 709 days ago

Looks beautifully made !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 709 days ago

Very nice work, excellent.
Also, welcome to LJs.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 709 days ago

Thank you all. As to Kookaburra’s questions:

The dimensions are about 17” H x 18” W by 27” L. Designed from the inside out – a #7 jointer and router plane fit in the bottom drawer and a 24” rule fits comfortably in any of the full width drawers.
The drawers just have rug skid mats from the hardware store although some buy a roll of thin cork.
The back is a multi piece T lap. I have a picture in my LJ blog of the back of a chest of drawers that has the same style back.
The lid is held in place on the bottom with brass table pins and on the top with a piano lock.

-- Charles - www.hammcrafted.com

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#6 posted 709 days ago

Sweet… Looks like Tommy Mac’s tool chest.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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wooded

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#7 posted 709 days ago

Ditto for me! ...................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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#8 posted 709 days ago

I’ve see others from there. Nice work.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#9 posted 708 days ago

What a beautiful job. This is something you will use your whole woodworking life. It will inspire you to do the same with your other projects. Did you build from the Fine Woodworking plans? Were the dimensions true to the plans?
I took a class from someone who went to North Bennett School and his chest was behind him all the time. Everyone in the class made comments about it and expressed desire to build one. Thanks for sharing.

Ken

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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hammcrafted

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#10 posted 708 days ago

Thank you Ken. I’m looking forward to using it for a long time to come. I made this toolbox in my second semester at North Bennet (my third starts in a few weeks). I can’t say much about the FWW article. At school everyone drafts his or her own to personal specifications based on our current and anticipated tools. As I mentioned in another comment, I designed mine so that the bottom drawer is deep enough for a router plane and wide enough for a #7 jointer plane. A 24” rule fits in any of the three full width drawers. Thanks again. I’m happy to answer any more questions.

-- Charles - www.hammcrafted.com

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#11 posted 708 days ago

Didn’t realize you went there. Lucky you. I’ll definitely be following your projects. Good luck in school and in the future.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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