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I built this tool chest about 10 years ago to store my maternal and fraternal grandfathers’ tools which I was fortunate to inherit.
-- Paul, Texas
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#1 posted 03-13-2007 05:06 PM
oooooh myyyyyyyyyy goodness.
I saw the chest and though—ooooh wouldn’t this be lovely in a living room or bedroom. It looks so, antique, so, solid, so classic, simplistic of lineAnd then we see inside… ha…. a whole new world: elegance, softness, complexity of design,
this is AMAZING… it’s like a box of surprises; everywhere you turn there is something new. Beautiful. Simply beautiful
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#2 posted 03-13-2007 07:35 PM
Just like some people I know. Rough on the outside and a thing of beauty on the inside.
#3 posted 03-13-2007 08:41 PM
In my research for the design of my chest, I discovered that the traditional chest was often rugged and plain on the outside in order to stand up to the beating of being hauled in a wagon to the job site. But, the interior was meant to display the skill, and quality of crafting, of it’s owner. A traveling “portfolio,” if you will.
This chest is actually smaller than the traditional chest because it was dimensioned to fit the lumber I had on hand at the time.
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#4 posted 03-13-2007 10:47 PM
Nice form and a surprise awaits.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware email@example.com †
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#5 posted 03-14-2007 03:54 AM
Wow. nice, practical, and well researched. I like it very much.
-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/
#6 posted 03-14-2007 01:14 PM
I’m with Scott—- researched!!! Love it.
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#7 posted 07-12-2007 12:10 PM
I just inherited my great grand fathers hand plans, about 40+. I now have to find a storage solution. This is a piece of art for sure.
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..
#8 posted 07-12-2007 12:31 PM
40+ planes… you have some LJ’s drooling!!
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#9 posted 07-12-2007 04:32 PM
Look out, Wayne may be paying you a visit soon!
-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com
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#10 posted 07-12-2007 05:41 PM
What a great tool chest!
-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA
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#11 posted 07-13-2007 02:52 AM
I think I’m gonna be loving the LJ tool share. Did I mention I like handplanes as much as Don likes small boxes.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
#12 posted 07-13-2007 11:31 AM
hey Wayne.. maybe you could stop by and fix up the old plane that I have from my Dad :)It’s just up there on the top shelf by my fishin boots.
#13 posted 07-13-2007 02:04 PM
I have my eye out for some parts…
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#14 posted 03-14-2008 07:57 PM
I was looking what was going on in the community round about a year ago. Why not? I spotted this beauty worthy of bringing to the fore. It looks so authentic. I bought an original one at auction a couple of years ago, and then bought a second one cheaper on eBay so that, on average, they were both reasonably priced! <grin>. The insides are nothing compared to yours Paul.
-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems
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#15 posted 03-14-2008 08:53 PM
That is exceptionally nice.
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