|Forum topic by HandToolGuy||posted 10-02-2010 09:02 AM||1506 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-02-2010 09:02 AM
I’m designing a toolbox for my fine hand tools and have decided on a concept based on looking at many examples of toolboxes and chests. Now my problem is figuring out how to design the smallest/shallowest drawers.
I’m incorporating the drawers from Bill Morris’s toolchest as depicted in several books with the plane tray from Christian Becksvoorts tool cabinet and other ideas. The shallow drawers are really shallow, and all drawers will be inset, no false fronts. There will also be no full extension slides. The drawers will have about a 1/32nd reveal and a small swivel tab on the back accidental pull-outs.
I’m thinking that if I install the bottoms in grooves I’ll waste a lot of valuable vertical space in the drawer. On the other hand, if I use brads to fasten the drawer bottoms to the sides, I’m worried that the bottoms may fail at some point. I plan to French-fit quite a few of my fine layout tools, wing dividers, calipers, micrometer, etc.
I’d love to have have feedback from anyone who’s done this before… no sense reinventing the wheel after all!