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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 02-18-2014 06:37 PM 947 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2014 06:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pine walnut

Not sure IF this is the spot for this sort of thing. Been working on a small Tool Chest

just a few looksees, not sure in what order they are

Black Walnut & Pine parts

Seems to be filling up, even before I add a finish

Still have to work the top over, square the ends of it. Add a pair of Brass hinges. Might have room for one more tray???

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 07:22 PM

Lookin’ good Bandit!

Are you supposed to apply a finish???
I heard work shops are never finished….
& this is part of the work shop, right!!! ;^)

I’m thinking the “Post Police” would say a blog is the right place for this….
But, I’m NOT the “Post Police”!!!

Carry on….

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 07:31 PM

Nice, Bandit. Love the walnut. You’ll enjoy it every time you open it up. Well done.

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 08:08 PM

Is this toolchest designed to take out on the job, with you or to sit in a convenient spot in the shop?
It looks like an old English design where in the woodshop/factory the men would keep all their tools safe from pilfering fingers by locking them up when finished each night, and keeping their chests at the bottom of their own workbench with their name proudly displayed and embellished on the top of the wooden chest.
Borrowing tools from each other was generally deeply frowned upon , as a time served man would have had to buy his tools a bit at a time every month during his apprenticeships. He usually bought the best he could afford and they were guarded very fiercely.I remember hearing of two men coming to blows. as late as the nineteen sixties when one of them picked up the others screwdriver to use when he was in a hurry.LOve your chest Alistair

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 08:11 PM

Bandit, you have built it quickly and I like the look, looks sturdy too.

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#5 posted 02-18-2014 11:00 PM

So far so good! Was fun watching the blog posts. Very nice tool chest you’ve cooked up for yourself ther Bandit!

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 04:13 PM

Chest is a blend of a Blanket Chest design I use, and a tool chest by Chris Schwarz. It is small, due to the amount of wood I had available. Sooooo, it will hold some of the tools in the shop, allowing a little elbow room. Not everything will fit in it, but enough. All the shorter panel saws can fit in it, and a couple of the better back saws.

Haven’t decided on adding a lock, yet. Finish, due to this being in the basement, will just be a few coats of clear poly. Might add some casters, but this will just sit under the bench.

Need to get some plugs to cover the screw holes. Might build a “tote tray” to set in the top. It could keep the tray from sliding around, and I could lift the tote out, and carry it to the work. Only worked on this about two or three hours at a time, not sure how many hours I have in this little box..

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