Tool Chest

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Project by Garald Ansley posted 12-02-2012 04:56 PM 2466 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Simple quick tool chest made of plywood. Some poplar, pine, and whatever scrap pieces I had around for the interior. I originally was going to make a hanging tool cabinet but I started running out of room in it. So I decided to give the tool chest design a try. I must say i sure am impressed with all the tools it holds and I find it more convienient for me to have them in a chest as opposed to a hanging cabinet. Nothing fancy here but I am sure ill get plenty of years of service out of it.

Dimensions are 39” by 24” and 24” high cut out of one sheet of 3/4 ply.

-- Garald, Mayetta, KS

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 05:25 PM

Looks great .What are the dimensions? Were you able to get all the pieces out of a single 4×8 sheet? Do you think you might still add some skirting?

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 06:14 PM

This is great! I am just about to start a project making some military style footlockers to hold our camping equipment. Would love some dimensions if you have the time.

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 06:20 PM

A super looking tool box full of great tools.

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 08:51 PM

great use of plywood. you’ve got a lot of special hand tools to keep safe and organized

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 02:01 AM

Looks great and a great way to store your tools.

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 01:21 PM

Nice job, well done!!

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 01:52 PM

What’s wrong with you, haven’t you heard of electricity?

Those tools will never work, you need at least 10 hp to make wood chips 8-}

Ok, ok, just joking.

I know the project is the tool chest, and it is nice, but the tools look sweeter than pie!


p.s. If you ever decide to break this addiction to un-powered tools, I could store them for you.


-- dust control

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 03:22 AM

parkerdude….heh heh

My tool collection got started from some hand me down tools that were my great great grandfathers who worked as a carpenter in the late 1800’s, just a few of em, after that i found out that collecting the tools was just as addicting as using them!

-- Garald, Mayetta, KS

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