Joiners Chest #1: The saw till/lid

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So, I have been wanting a joiners chest for quite some time. I have read numerous articles and watched a ton of videos searching for the “right” design. Last week, I decided to just start making one and wing it. I’m a fairly sharp guy so I figured that going on without a plan/design just might work. The good news, so far it is.

My friend owns a millwork shop where they build interiors for Viking Yachts. Not having cut dovetails by hand (yet) I did a favor for him and he cut the box with dovetails on his CNC machine. The box is made out of plywood as I wanted something that I could set up for job site use and not for my shop jewels.

After setting the saw till in the bottom, like many I have seen, I decided to change my design and move the saw till to the lid, with a false panel to gain storage space. When I get done, this little chest will fit nicely into my work trailer and is on wheels because I am sure that this thing will have quite a bit of girth to it.

So here are some completed pictures of the lid and how the saws are fitted. I look forward to your compliments and or suggestions.

Thanks for looking!!!

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#1 posted 647 days ago

Looks like a cool tool chest to me!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 647 days ago

That’s nice, good idea to keep your saws protected. Well done

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 647 days ago

Nice and organized, good job.

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#4 posted 645 days ago

Looking good.
I believe a Viking would even use it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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