Traveling Anarchist's Tool Chest

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Project by VandenHoofdakker posted 507 days ago 2961 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Tool Chest is based on the Traveling Anarchist Tool Chest by Christopher Schwarz. The chest is made of European Oak, the drawers are made of Hard Maple.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 507 days ago

Very nice work.

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#2 posted 506 days ago

beautiful dovetailing! was it done by hand or using a Jig?

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#3 posted 506 days ago

I did all the dovetailing by hand, thought it was a good practice for me. It took a lot of time, but I think it came out quite nice :)

Also I finished the chest with an Antique Oil, because I wanted to give the chest an older look.

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#4 posted 506 days ago

Great craftsmanship on the tool chest.

Couple questions: How much does it weigh loaded up? I noticed that there are no handles on the sides of the chest. Do you just lift the tool chest under the side’s ledges?

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#5 posted 506 days ago

Nice job!

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#6 posted 506 days ago

A great looking chest very well done.

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#7 posted 506 days ago

Don Broussard: I really don’t know how heavy it is, simply because I didn’t weigh it. I must say that it isn’t light, but lifting the chest isn’t a big problem. You’re right about the handles, they are missing on the chest because I can’t find nice ones :) So the ledges on the side will do untill I found some nice black iron handles. There are also four little wheels under the chest, so it can easily be pushed in every direction.

Thanks for the comments guys!

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#8 posted 506 days ago

Looks like a classic piece. One to be proud of. Any modifications from originl? Jim how’s your toolbox coming?

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#9 posted 506 days ago

If this is anachy I like

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#10 posted 506 days ago

Nice to see it in hardwood. Classy.

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#11 posted 506 days ago

Nice anarchist chest, like it a lot! I’m thinking of picking up that book and building one someday. Definitely a good choice on wood selection, really like the Euro Oak.

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#12 posted 506 days ago

Very nice chest my friend.
And welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#13 posted 506 days ago

The chisel rack is quite nice. This is a particularly good example of the chest.

I am making it’s bigger brother right now, so I know what goes into it. Great work. How do you till’s slide? have any trouble getting them not to rack?

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#14 posted 506 days ago

DocSavage45: Not any real modifications. The only mod I think there is the “till slide” in this chest you can just lift up the tills to remove them out of the chest.

RGtools: the tills slide perfectly. Haven’t found any trouble with that :)

Another thanks to everyone for their comments!

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#15 posted 499 days ago

perfect job. You use exactly the same style as I work. I like the rustic look, and hand made dovetailing. Very well done.

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