|Project by llwynog||posted 09-22-2013 09:06 PM||3104 views||7 times favorited||22 comments|
1 year ago, I had to move across the country and I knew that I would not have a workshop for 8 to 10 months.
At the same time I was reading Christopher Schwarz’s ‘Anarchist tool chest’ and, although I was not sold 100% to the idea of working from a tool chest, I figured that it would at least be a fun build and a safe place to store my tools for several months.
Building this chest was indeed a very enjoyable project which really taught me a lot in hand tool usage. The chest was built over the course of 1 month and was my last project before I dismantled my workshop. I did not have time to paint the chest but otherwise, everything turned out nicely.
Fastforward 1 year.
I have recently found a house to live in and I brought my tool chest very soon after moved in. I have not had time to set up a proper workshop yet but, as the house needs a lot of renovation, I have been using my tools a lot in my garage, working directly from the tool chest. It turns out that it is much more efficient than I anticipated.
3 weeks ago, I finally came round to painting the chest and took the opportunity to practice an artificially-aged milkpaint technique (other project to come). In the end, I like the outcome of the red parts but the green areas did not turn out as I had envisioned.
Quick picture description:
Picture 1 – Finished chest
Picture 2 – Unpainted chest as I left it 1 year ago
Picture 3 – Painted chest
Picture 4 – Inside of chest, drawers removed
Picture 5 – Inside of chest, drawers spread out
Picture 6 – Inside of chest, drawers tucked to the back
-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather