Dutch Tool Chest #12: "Jewelry"

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 09-28-2015 05:06 AM 1962 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a couple things I had sitting around I wanted to add to my chest to make it mine. One I’ve had for ~23 years, just waiting for a repurpose.

The most important thing, I installed a “pull” on the fall-front, that just happens to be able to open a bottle of beer.

A few years ago Marlboro sent me this for my birthday, I am not sure why. But anyway, I put it away in a cabinet thinking I would find a use for it one day. At some point while building chest I figured it would be a good place to mount the fixture.

The item to personalize this chest used to be on a leather belt. Parents had some belts made for my brothers and I for Christmas one year around the time I was 14. They all had our names on brass plates riveted on. Though I outgrew the belt many years ago, for some reason I have kept it.

When I started the chest I knew I would mount the plate on my chest so everyone would know it was mine for sure.

Flush mounted..

Thanks again!

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

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 11:10 AM

Two nice touches Justin, looks great !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 11:31 AM

Excellent ideas, and you’re right: those touches make it yours! Good post!

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 12:56 PM

Some day in the future there will be a discovery of the Justin tool chest. Books will be written, videos made, posters printed, and scholarly dissertations presented. Truly a legacy

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

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 05:03 PM

Looks great. Going to last you a long time and a wonderful opportunity to keep your tools where they belong when not in use! I almost decided on a dutch tool chest but ended up deciding on going with the cabinetmaker’s style. Still in progress as you have seen. Definitely something to be proud of and something that makes you smile each time you walk into your shop.

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