|Project by Dave G||posted 12-31-2013 04:34 PM||3351 views||11 times favorited||26 comments|
I realized that the white pine anarchist toolbox I was making as described in Chris Schwarz’s book does not work for me. It needed to hang on the wall to suit me. Isn’t that the ultimate anarchy? So I finished the dovetails then sliced it in half. I sliced a lid off each half. Each lid received a frame and panel door. Each back received a glued up panel. I hung it using french cleats above my high workbench (same height as table saw). Then I made some leather pockets for the chisels and other sharps and hung them on the right hand door. Then I made a set of drawers from scraps of 3/16 hard maple leftover from a lamination project maple and 1/4 luaun. Finally I added the saw till pieces and the plane shelves as shown. The whole thing was finished with a couple coats of poly/blo/turp.
This project incorporates ideas from many others as they suited me. The hanging leather for sharps is unique I believe and seems to be an easy way to access and protect them. So far, it works well.
The hinges are “incorrectly” mounted on the outside so that I have flexibility to add additional hinged panels inside.
I used pocket screws for the internal joinery.
-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff