|Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop||posted 297 days ago||2501 views||7 times favorited||45 comments|
Timeframe: Jul 2012 – Sep 2013
Wood Used: Reclaimed White Pine and Walnut, Misc. Other Woods from the Rack
Galoot Index: Maybe a 7 on a 10 point scale? Hard to recall, but it was much handwork but also RAS and tablesaw when I needed either of those.
Cost: $60 for the box, $41 for the four pairs of till pulls
Very long blog story that’s impossible to recap with six pictures and a project post, so if you’re a glutton for punishment, start here. And if there aren’t pictures, it’s a bandwidth limit within Photoshop; pls try again after the 13th of any month, sorry. Anyway, here’s the (very) abridged version…
- Bought a box at auction that I thought could be a toolchest; thought it might have been at one time.
- Totally dis-assembled the chest, repaired the dovetails and re-assembled.
- The bottom of the box was replaced
- Created top and bottom skirts, raised the chest with some framing as shown in Pic #3 above.
- Added wheels.
- Built a raised panel lid out of the old bottom boards
- Outfitted the the box with sliders for three tills, built those and a fourth vertical till based on an old chest diagram
- Added hardware in the form of ring pulls on the ‘three’ and recessed pulls on the saw till
- Stocked the chest with tools that should make it an effective repository and shop accessory.
More pics of the completed chest.
And the vertical saw till pulled out and set into the lid for access to a rip and crosscut saw. Also a small square.
I’ll be working it over re: contents for the next several months I’m sure, but it’s my intent to work out of the chest pretty seriously. That’s it, thanks for looking!
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