Walnut & Pine Tool Chest

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Project by bandit571 posted 02-26-2014 03:51 AM 1155 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small Tool Chest for a small shop. Walnut and Pine were used to make most of the chest. Four small raised panels of Sycamore ( from another project) are on the ends. Raised the panels using just hand planes. Tray and tote are just screwed together Pine boards. Handle for the lift out tray is just housed in a couple stopped dados. Saw til holds four panel saws, and a backsaw. Seven bench planes can sit in the bottom area. More in the trays.

Lid is a three board glue-up, that I had to add on to. 18-1/2” wide, by 28-1/2’ long. Chest stands 20” tall. Back is made the same as the front and sides, just used pine instead of walnut.

Two coats of varnish, no stain. Weighs as much as I do…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 04:00 AM

Nice build, Bandit. Simple design on the base; raised panels look nice, and even nicer when you throw in the galoot points. Dungeon’s been seeing a lot of action lately, but it looks like Igor might have taken a few days off.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

#2 posted 02-26-2014 05:00 AM

Very nice. It’s roughly the same size as the one I’m building, 30”x18”x14” or so. Hope this chest servers you for generations to come.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 06:04 AM

Fine rustik chest! As long as it serves it’s purpose… is perfect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 09:28 AM

Nice build. Well thought out.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 02:56 PM

I wish the pics weren’t blurry.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 03:55 PM

Great work man!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 05:46 PM

Bandit, glad to see you’ve got a lot done in your cold dungeon lately! This turned out pretty nice! Good work!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#8 posted 02-27-2014 01:57 AM

That turned out really well. I followed all your hand tool work on this one and it wore me out!
Now to work on your photography skills….........

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 02-27-2014 01:27 PM

Nice !! Storage room here we come. the dungeon just got bigger

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 02-27-2014 01:43 PM

Ok, I agree….
A very nice chest, with tons of galoot….

It has been done now, for what, over a day….
Where is chest #2???

With all the Mountain Dews, that you stole from me….
I would expect one or two chests per day!!!

SLACKER!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#11 posted 02-27-2014 05:02 PM

I’m set to go to work, but…no more lumber sitting around to use…

Have a few scraps down there, might make something out of them.

Maybe a few less fuzzy photos?

A view of the Pine back, with them raised panels

Down there, somewhere is a pine floor

A lift-out tray/tote that I can carry over to the bench

Welcome to the….Dungeon! Even cleaned up the floor!
This is about the entire shop I work in.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Skip Mathews

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#12 posted 08-12-2014 02:16 PM

Great tool chest! I think it is a good size.

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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