Yet Another Dutch Tool Chest

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Project by doug081979 posted 04-16-2014 04:25 AM 9673 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build the chest in order to organize my tools a little better. I’m currently an apartment woodworker and primarily use hand tools. The traditional tool chest seemed like it would be too large for an apartment so I went with the Dutch tool chest. I’ve added a drawer to store smaller items and my rip saw is stored at the back of the chest.

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 07:24 AM

A dutch tool chest is next on my list of projects. Yours is truly a fine example, I especially like the way you arranged the tools. I am certainly thinking of copying some of your ideas!

Now if only I could get in some shop time…

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 07:54 AM

Great work and very cool. I’m sure being in a apartment has it challanges. This should help alot.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 12:53 PM

Very niely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 02:40 PM

I can relate with you,I live in a small townhouse and have to store everything in a tiny closet. Luckily I can use my patio as a work space. I hope to build a tool cabinet/chest soon. Like you iit is difficult to decide on a useful design. I like yours with the rollers, very smart. I was thinking of incorporating a work table on top with a vice in lieu of a work bench.

-- John in Florida

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 02:52 PM

Very well done, a super design.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 03:30 PM

It’s a great tool chest and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 07:23 PM

Nice design…. I like how you segregated the precision measuring instruments into their own drawer.

What’s in all the little boxes?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 04-16-2014 07:35 PM

Thanks for all of the comments. The blades for my Veritas plow plane are in the little boxes. I’m planning on putting them in a tool roll.

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#9 posted 04-17-2014 01:02 AM

Nice job on the chest , I like the addition of the drawer .

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#10 posted 04-17-2014 06:21 AM

Nice Chest!

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#11 posted 04-17-2014 03:54 PM

Very nice job! I especially like the addition of the drawer!

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