|Project by JJohnston||posted 02-15-2014 08:16 PM||1271 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my Dutch tool chest. It’s based on the larger of the Schwarz designs, widened enough to fit full-sized hand saws. As I was building it, it seemed really small; now that it’s together, it’s huge, and it still barely holds everything. There’s some organizing yet to do in the lower sections – a box for a plow plane & accessories, and some tool rolls for the chisels and spokeshaves. I think the best place for the drawknife is hanging on the fall front in the lower section.
It’s made from that odd plywood I reviewed a while back. Utility grade casework like this is the perfect use for it. Finish is Old Fashioned milk paint, Soldier Blue, 2 coats (I used this because I can get it locally), with BLO on top. The sides are hand dovetailed to the bottom (no pictures of that). The rest is screws per Schwarz.
Tool holders and tills are whatever maple and hickory scraps would work. The items on the floor (planes, mostly) are partitioned with poplar strips.
-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger