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Stanley tool chest #888 #1: My recreation vintage tool box build

11-12-2020 02:40 PM by PourWhiskey | 14 comments »

I was asked to turn my post into a blog so here we go… I thought it would be fun to try to recreate one of Stanleys original tool boxes the #888 from 1923. For that year all the boxes were made exclusively from Black Walnut. It subsequently years they switched to less expensive hardwoods treated with dark stain. I couldn’t find exact matches for the hardware but got as close as I could. All the hardware was brass originally. Made several mistakes, tried to fix as many as I could. Pretty happy with how it turned out. A big thank you to Smitty from Smitty Cabinets for taking the time to send me me...

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