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TOOL CHEST RED GUM AND HUON PINE

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Project by JaiMaluga22 posted 07-27-2008 at 05:20 AM 4608 views 57 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new toolbox. The main part of the box is made from Red gum, draws are Huon pine and the draw bottoms are black leather. I estimate that this took me 150-200 hours to make. I spent most of these hours cutting, recutting and rerecutting the dovetails till they were perfect (in my opinion anyway) in not sure if I can bring myself to actually use it now that it’s finally finished. I might head down to the shed a bit latter and carefully place a few select tools.





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Russel

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#1 posted 07-27-2008 at 05:38 AM

That’s a beautiful box. I can understand being hesitant to use it, I wouldn’t want anything to happen to it.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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FlWoodRat

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#2 posted 07-27-2008 at 06:24 AM

Jai, that is one beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Have to say one of the best looking tool chests I’ve ever seen. THanks for posting your work.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Les Hastings

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#3 posted 07-27-2008 at 06:59 AM

Excellent work!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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dan mosheim

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#4 posted 07-27-2008 at 07:41 AM

Yo ! SERIOUSLY NICE tool box. I predict a bright woodworking future for you. Excellent design and wood choices … Let’s see it agian when you get the tools in it ….

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 07-27-2008 at 07:52 AM

That is the nicest tool box I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Roper

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#6 posted 07-27-2008 at 07:55 AM

very nice tool box, i built one about a year ago and it took me a little while before i used it, but its a tool box thats what yoyu made it for.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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RAH

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#7 posted 07-27-2008 at 08:49 AM

Very nice, I wish I had your abilities.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#8 posted 07-27-2008 at 09:02 AM

You win, hands down. Best looking tool chest I’ve ever seen! Fantastic craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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John Gray

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#9 posted 07-27-2008 at 09:19 AM

Beautiful job. Did you make this from a purchased/magazine plan or did you make your own plan?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#10 posted 07-27-2008 at 09:26 AM

Jai – a piece you will be proud of for years to come – using it will add to the enjoyment. Your back yard sure beats our spruce and birch and beetle infested pines. Good luuck with your career – it’s off to a good start.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 07-27-2008 at 10:21 AM

Very nice indeed. This is nice enough to have an article written about in in one of the magazines. Send some pictures into Fine woodworking and see if they will publish this.

Thanks for posting this one.

-- Bob A in NJ

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jm82435

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#12 posted 07-27-2008 at 10:23 AM

Beautiful. This is why I love this site. Thanks for showing us this. I second the FWW entry.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#13 posted 07-27-2008 at 10:52 AM

THATS a tool box…Great job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 07-27-2008 at 11:08 AM

From the choice of timbers I could tell you were from Down Under, just from the title. Don, has educated us a bit on Huon Pine. I had to check out this great post.
That is a bit of high quality furniture, and should be the envy of any woodworker. Great job, and welcome to LJs.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 07-27-2008 at 11:38 AM

OH MY GOD !!! This is the ultimate piece of shop furniture : ) I don’t have anything in my house to even come close to the quality and beauty of your project…The wood choices are fantastic as is the fit and finish of every detail ….I would love to see more pix if you have any , my email address is below…....Thank you so much for posting this little gem : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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