Small Chest

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Project by Billy Hernandez Jr posted 01-17-2019 10:38 PM 544 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to build a wall chest for my hand tools but I don’t know what kind of design I want. I tend mean time I make this to keep my planes handy. Carcass is made of pine with a couple of coats of BLO. I wanted to try out milk paint so I used Klein Blue on drawer fronts. I put clips on the top and bottom of the carcass for a metal rod to keep the drawers closed while moving. The open cavity is for bench hooks. It was supposed to have a door but it’s too shallow, that’s what happens when you build on the fly. Thanks for looking

Sorry for the wonky pics, don’t know how to flip them on this site

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#1 posted 01-17-2019 10:54 PM

I got dizzy looking at the pics, I think its good though.
I just googled the Milk Paint, how did that go?
Is it different form other paint?
Kind Regards

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#2 posted 01-17-2019 11:56 PM

ditto im spinnin,i think you covered all the angles-lol.but i like the look and contrast of the blue drawers with the natural wood.good job.

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 12:03 AM

Milk paint is really easy to use and clean-up. It can also be made at home. Chalk paint is also called milk paint but I don’t know if is really milk. Again, sorry about pic angles

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 09:07 PM

As weather permits I am at the stage where I am building cabinets, and a few rolling tool benches for my shop redo. I like this design, and had planned a few of this type of roller at the height for my TS. You can never have enough tool storage, or horizontal surfaces in a shop.

I was getting a crick in my neck, so I flipped the pics around a little.

Thanks for posting. That is an eye catching blue.

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#5 posted 01-19-2019 02:16 PM

I like the simple drawer lock and the blue to give some project color. Nice work. Try holding your camera/phone sideways for photos and see if you get photos that post the way you want. mine do. Check my site for some project ideas you might like, or later my blog about grandsons in the workshop for kids.

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