Dutch Tool Chest #9: Put a lid on it..

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 08-28-2015 05:08 AM 1462 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: fall-front together and installed Part 9 of Dutch Tool Chest series Part 10: some paint for the exterior »

It has been some time since i did any work on my chest. I made a few tills to hold most of my tools, but they need refinement and will be covered in a later post. Been storing my tools and working out of the chest since last blog entry though.

The other day i was cleaning up shop before i left for work. Been working on house remodeling the last couple weeks using the dust creating tools frequently, tsaw, mitersaw, router, sander, etc. Lots of dust to clean off, a whole lot of it settling on my tools sitting in chest. I pulled everything out and wiped everything down with jajoba oil and feed and wax.

While doing this i was eyeballing the panel i had made and cut to rough size, at same time as i made the fallfront, leaning against the chest. Finally decided it was time to get these tools covered up. So i went to work on it…

cutting down the ends for breadboards.

Almost there

Ash breadboards pinned to a poplar panel.

Morticed and installed hinges ( got mine from Lee Valley)

And it’s in place. Had to do some fine tuning to the mortice and loosen/retighten a few screws so it would close properly.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#1 posted 08-28-2015 01:34 PM

looks great, Tug!
I like the breadboards on your lid!
Constantly opening and closing mine to fight power tool dust, too.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 02:39 PM

Nice work, Justin. A lid on a toolchest is huge… it sets you apart from the Milk Crate crowd.
(Not that there’s anything wrong with milk crates, of course!)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 03:03 PM

Great progress Tug and bread boards to boot!

ps Hinges look familiar too :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 03:33 PM

Good looking tool chest.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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