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Forum topic by kennyd posted 04-14-2010 02:44 AM 3229 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kennyd

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04-14-2010 02:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: machinist tool chest tool box

Hi LJs,

While poking around in here and looking at others projects I saw a beautiful machinists tool chest that I’d like to try and build for my son. I just can’t remember who built it. If anyone has built one please let me know so I can take a look at your projects and see if it’s the one I wanted to try and replicate.

Thank you in advance.

Kenny

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.


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#1 posted 04-20-2010 09:58 PM

Using the search bar at the top of the page gave several results the first one follows:
http://lumberjocks.com/DocK16/blog/13324

A Google search for “machinists chest plans” comes up with several more matches.

Good luck,

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#2 posted 04-20-2010 10:02 PM

Thanks Bob. I’ll give the google search a try.

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 01:14 AM

You might try PlansNow.com

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 05:25 AM

this one http://lumberjocks.com/projects/13628

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 04:08 AM

Hi Everyone and thanks for your help. I’ve looked at all of the links you’ve provided but none of them are the one I saw. I believe that the one I was looking at had a Dark Walnut front panel that opened from the top down, slid inside the cabinet at the bottom, and exposed the interior drawers and compartments. I’ll just keep looking. It’s got to be here somewhere!

Thank you again.

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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#6 posted 05-02-2010 11:16 PM

Check this one out. No plans, but plenty of inspiration.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36156

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#7 posted 05-03-2010 12:13 AM

If you can’t find it on LJs, here are a few links to check out. I think that there is one that is similar to what you’re looking for.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/contest/tool-chests-cabinets
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13880/classic-machinists-chest

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#8 posted 05-03-2010 02:00 AM

I built one in cherry:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5881
Click for details

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#9 posted 05-03-2010 02:14 AM

check out the one I built for my son on my projects page. this was reverse engineered from pictures at the grestner site.

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher

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kennyd

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#10 posted 05-03-2010 03:02 AM

Hairy, KayBee, jm, cheb, and anyone else following this thread….thank you all for the links. They’re all beautiful and I can certainly use those for inspiration and ideas. As soon as I finish the two projects I’m working on the tool chest will be started. I can get my hands on some reclaimed chestnut from a friend. He also has some white oak, and walnut. I see a lot of cherry being used for these boxes. Is there any special reason for this or is it personal preference?

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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jm82435

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#11 posted 05-03-2010 04:13 AM

It is beautiful.
Machines nicely.
It is also relatively stable. (I have a store bought one in beech that is all split up)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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