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Blog series by theoldfart updated 09-19-2012 10:13 PM 2 parts 5894 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: make sure you have enough wood

06-10-2012 11:57 PM by theoldfart | 0 comments »

I have two projects posted about making a Schwartzite tool chest. the first covered the shell and the second covered starting the interior. I drew up the plans based an article by Chris Schwartz about the rules regarding tool chests. The arguments made sense and his writing has always worked out well for me. Didn’t occur to me that maybe he was excerpting his book. Long story short I missed a little detail about battens so mine deviated a bit from his.First big difference was using...

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Part 2: Done......well almost

09-19-2012 10:13 PM by theoldfart | 11 comments »

Finally completed the interior. Three sliding trays and saw storage on the lid. Tray bottoms are white oak shiplapped and pine sides The drawer slips are red or white oak (whatever was available). I used cut nails for their holding power. They were a bugger to get out when I had to redo one bottom so I figure the bottoms are good for some time. The ring pulls are shutter pulls from a local blacksmith. I had a bit of a disaster soon after filling the chest, a gutter failed and emptied...

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