Another Tool Chest

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Project by TexasNick posted 11-26-2012 03:59 PM 2229 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a Tool Chest for my wife’s Uncle a few months back, and decided I needed one as well. The Chest is built out of Ash PW with Ash Hardwood Drawer fronts. I used some Cherry for the drawer boxes and Maple for the drawer guides. The drawers are lined with felt, as are the Dado’s on the guides. I used box joints on the drawers and miter joints on the lid. It was a fun project. Thanks for looking.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 04:15 PM

Beautiful tool chest Nick.

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 05:01 PM

Very, very nice chest. Many happy hours to you using it!

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 05:16 PM


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#4 posted 11-26-2012 05:39 PM

Love the build. I always love working with Ash.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 05:40 PM

Thanks to all for the nice comments.

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 07:26 PM

Excellent !!!

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 07:38 PM

That is beautiful. I need one.

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#8 posted 11-26-2012 09:55 PM

A chest wherein treasures are held.

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#9 posted 11-26-2012 10:14 PM

That is a beautiful chest.

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#11 posted 11-27-2012 07:38 AM

great work … deffently worthy to hold your treassures :-)


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#12 posted 12-02-2012 01:41 PM

Very nice! As a matter of fact, this thing looks so nice that I would be afraid to use it out of fear of scratching it! Love it!

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#13 posted 12-05-2012 03:27 AM

I’m envious. There’s just something about tool boxes – challenge, satisfaction, pride of workmanship I guess. I have a really nice one in birch that I purchased. I don’t need another but I still want to make one – just to say I did.

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#14 posted 12-18-2012 03:11 AM

@TexasNick—You could put a Gerstner label on your project and no one would question it—well executed. I like that you lined the drawer glides with felt too. I’d bet the drawers are smooth and very quiet. Do you have a source for the plans for this beautiful tool chest?

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#15 posted 01-16-2013 05:51 PM

Thanks for the comments. Don, I didn’t use any plans. I just kinda built it to suit my needs. Yes, the drawers are very smooth. That was actually done to tighten them up a little. I got carried away when sanding the rails.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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