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Beginningwoodworker

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1854 days ago

I am looking building me a tool chest thats portable for my hand planes, chisel, handsaws, and measureing tools. Do you guys have any ideas? Pictures or drawings would be nice!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker


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degoose

6980 posts in 1958 days


#1 posted 1854 days ago

Charles Jackson III take a peek at this site

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jack1

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#2 posted 1854 days ago

While building a box is an excellent way to learn lots of woodworking skills, you might just want to do something quick and easy so that you can work on other things that you can maybe sell to help you buy more tools/wood/books, etc. Just my opinion.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1854 days ago

degoose,
I go to that Gerstner site and I hear angle music in my head….......

-- Having fun...Eric

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GaryK

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#4 posted 1854 days ago

Lots of ideas here. The best I have ever seen.

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/20/henry-studleys-tool-chest/

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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degoose

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#5 posted 1854 days ago

Norm showed the Studley chest on one of his New Yankee Workshop episodes.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Mike

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#6 posted 1854 days ago

Fine woodworking had a wooden briefcase for planes and tools a guy made can’t find the issue.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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coloradoclimber

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#7 posted 1854 days ago

here’s the link to the FWW article on the tool attache.

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John Gray

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#8 posted 1854 days ago

Take a look at these plans it’s a nice box and even comes with full size plans besides a scaled ones and a detailed cutting list.
http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/tool-chest-project-plan-011215.html

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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GaryK

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#9 posted 1853 days ago

For those who have never seen the H.O. Studley Tool Chest

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gerrym526

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#10 posted 1852 days ago

Go to Taunton Press (website), or your library for a copy of Jim Tolpin’s “The Toolbox Book”. Beautifully done, with lots of examples of portable tool chests, from simple to elaborate.

-- Gerry

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patrick m

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#11 posted 1852 days ago

Google Journeyman Cabinetmakers tool chest, Or make your own version of a GERSTNERS TOOL BOXES…
I saw a wide briefcase made a while back where every tool had it’s space and latch to lock it in.
Endless possibilities here. Be proud show off your skills. When you walk in for an appraisal clients can see
your skills subconsciously and pay you more. :)
Would love to see the finished result. I have a year long part time one I work on. But it’s a standing chest
Boy do I get picked on, I get remarks like ‘don’t get yer tools dirty, do you polish em’ after each use.
HEY, if I’m OCD on my tools and love em’ so. It’s better than other things !!!
ENJOY!
p.s. You Can Always Go with the Old School> Bar n Box carry all. Just line it with something for chisel tips like
leather, and make each cubby the right size for each plane…. A carry all tool box would be cool for me too
I’m just scared to death of loosing’ more than one nice tool a month. Hey I work in brooklyn things disappear time to time. Well, aren’t most work sites that way? :( wether forgotten or flew away careful putting all yer babies in one basket. I keep separate bags. sanding smoothing finishing carving… I got carried away w GERSTNERS They’re mostly for machinists and jewelers, some carpentry models but small. Time consuming to copy one.

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1851 days ago

I guess I’m slow to the draw every one already gave the same suggestions I had in mind. Who’s this Studley that keeps saying that my tool chest is his? LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patrick m

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#13 posted 1851 days ago

Ha a1jim aka Dr.Studly I knew you where in hiding and changed your name!!! I’m a big fan!

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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stiletta

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#14 posted 1816 days ago

C J, You may want to check out these plans .They are of a turn of the century 26” mission style wooden oak non top till seven drawer machinist tool chest. The originial manufactuer was the Union tool chest works Co. of Rochester NY.
http://www.americanfurnituredsgn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AFD&Product_Code=237

Woodsmith Magazine issue 183 also has plans of the same chest by Union however it has a top till and is 17” in length. This chest can be viewed at http://machinistchest.com/site/

-- WWW.MACHINISTCHEST.COM

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KayBee

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#15 posted 1816 days ago

FWW had a tool chest/cabinet contest a little while ago You can look through them for some more ideas, though nothing tops a1jim aka Studley!
http://www.finewoodworking.com/contest/tool-chests-cabinets

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

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