|Project by CartersWhittling||posted 10-05-2012 06:03 PM||5231 views||27 times favorited||20 comments|
This is my tool chest I finished back a few months ago. If anyone is seeing this for the first time I have a blog I wrote about the entire build.
The chest is roughly 38” wide, 22” long (front to back) and 24” deep (top to bottom). It is made from eastern white pine and white oak. The hardware is identical to the hardware used on Chris Schwarz’s Anarchist Tool Chest, which is from Horton Brass Inc.
The shell of the chest, skirts and the sliding tills are dovetailed and the lid is a double raised frame and panel. The bottom if the chest is tongue and groove and the bottom of the tills are ship lapped white oak. The top two tills are 2 3/4” deep and the bottom till is 4 1/4” deep. All three tills are 9” from front to back. The bottom front of the chest has a till for holding up to six drawknives and the space at the back of the chest is for moulding/joinery planes. The main space in the bottom of the chest is for bench planes and is about 11 1/2” by 36”. Along the front wall of the chest I have nails spaced every 3” which allow me to hang various custom tool rolls I have made, which can be seen here.
I still need to build a saw till which will go on the inside of the lid, but until I have all the saws I need I am going to wait.
The inside of the chest is left without a finish, but the outside of the chest has pitch black on marigold yellow milk paint finished with linseed oil.
I have been using this chest for a few months now and I am very pleased with how it helps organize my tools and keep them safe from dust. Now that my tools have specific storage places I can keep my workbench clean which helps get work done faster, safer and easier. Plus it looks great in the shop!
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