LumberJocks

Traveling Anarchist's Tool Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by VandenHoofdakker posted 04-07-2013 at 11:09 PM 2992 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.

Thanks for watching!

-- My website: http://www.berrie.eu





18 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

13860 posts in 975 days


#1 posted 04-07-2013 at 11:23 PM

Very nice work.

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View Tooch's profile

Tooch

598 posts in 513 days


#2 posted 04-08-2013 at 06:07 AM

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

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

View VandenHoofdakker's profile

VandenHoofdakker

14 posts in 512 days


#3 posted 04-08-2013 at 07:28 AM

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.

-- My website: http://www.berrie.eu

View Don Broussard's profile

Don Broussard

1950 posts in 888 days


#4 posted 04-08-2013 at 07:35 AM

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?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

View Greg D's profile

Greg D

199 posts in 588 days


#5 posted 04-08-2013 at 07:35 AM

Nice job!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112028 posts in 2214 days


#6 posted 04-08-2013 at 07:38 AM

A great looking chest very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View VandenHoofdakker's profile

VandenHoofdakker

14 posts in 512 days


#7 posted 04-08-2013 at 08:32 AM

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!

-- My website: http://www.berrie.eu

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

4926 posts in 1479 days


#8 posted 04-08-2013 at 09:19 AM

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View deon's profile

deon

2171 posts in 1662 days


#9 posted 04-08-2013 at 01:23 PM

If this is anachy I like

-- Dreaming patterns

View tsangell's profile

tsangell

209 posts in 1330 days


#10 posted 04-08-2013 at 03:22 PM

Nice to see it in hardwood. Classy.

View woodsyman's profile

woodsyman

30 posts in 514 days


#11 posted 04-08-2013 at 03:34 PM

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.

-- Peace be with you!

View Woodwrecker's profile

Woodwrecker

3590 posts in 2212 days


#12 posted 04-08-2013 at 06:23 PM

Very nice chest my friend.
And welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Having fun...Eric

View RGtools's profile

RGtools

3302 posts in 1291 days


#13 posted 04-08-2013 at 07:30 PM

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?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

View VandenHoofdakker's profile

VandenHoofdakker

14 posts in 512 days


#14 posted 04-08-2013 at 10:08 PM

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!

-- My website: http://www.berrie.eu

View Marek's profile

Marek

30 posts in 1254 days


#15 posted 04-15-2013 at 12:16 PM

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

-- I like the precise work...

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase