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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 w...

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Fitting out the shop #1: Tool Chest

06-19-2020 03:01 PM by Kent | 4 comments »

I just picked up this beauty yesterday. Based on discussions with the previous owner, it is probably 70-90 years old. It is a bit larger than typical and is heavier than most. It appears as though the carcase and the aprons/trim boards are the only parts made of softwood. My first guess on all the hardwood is that it is ash, but there is no exposed endgrain to help with the identification. The exterior has been painted once or twice while the interior remains wonderfully natural. Th...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #14: Stanley #45 Chest

06-08-2019 01:17 AM by Bill Berklich | 5 comments »

Like many LJ’ers I’ve felt the tug of vintage hand tools. I discovered and acquired a Stanley #45 almost complete for a very reasonable price and got it mostly cleaned and sharpened and it’s been laid out on a side bench. Finally found time to make a chest. I wanted to make a chest similar to the original ones with finger joints. So to get started I made a simple box joint jig. Then I thicknessed Red Oak stock to 1/2” for the sides/ends/top and I also th...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #5: Lower Cabinet Design - Tool Packing

11-23-2017 02:59 AM by Bill Berklich | 5 comments »

SktechUp – what a great tool! I can change things much easier, explore design options, and visualize architectures far easier. After a couple false starts a bit of learning on how SketchUp works compared to its big brothers the lower cabinet literally came together. The lower cabinet is expressly to house most of my power tools – the ones I reach for regularly. The multi-tool and biscuit joiner will stay in their respective cases because they just don’t get used much. T...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #4: Thoughts in SketchUp

11-12-2017 09:35 PM by Bill Berklich | 3 comments »

Temps dropped, cold in the shop so refocused to more indoor activities. Friday (November 10th), of course, was the U.S. Marine Corps 242nd Birthday – Semper Fi Brothers past, present, and future, and may we serve 300 more with honor. Did the Vets day thing too on Saturday served breakfast to a host of Korea and Vietnam Vets and some of the few remaining WWII Vets too. I have to say that I met a guy who was on the USN Nautilus. The first nuclear sub and the first to sail under the pola...

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Tool Chest Restoration

10-28-2017 09:22 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Bringing back an old tool chest. Subscribe!

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Dutch Tool Chest Build-a-long #7: Everything starting to find a home

08-05-2017 07:56 PM by Brian Gulotta | 4 comments »

I have the saw till and dividers finished. Everything is starting to find a home. I plan to put the first coffin smoother I make in the space in the back of the chest beside the #5 (You can see the #5 and open space in the last picture). But first I am going to make some custom holders on each side of the chest for the dividers and squares. This should free up a lot of room on the tool rack for chisels/gouges.

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Making a Traditional Tool Cabinet Pt. 2

03-09-2017 02:42 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

View on YouTube The 2nd part of my traditional tool cabinet project!

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Dutch Tool Chest Build-a-long #1: Intro

02-24-2017 10:36 PM by Brian Gulotta | 0 comments »

I have quickly found out that bringing my tools inside when not in use and piling tools under my workbench was for the birds. I am in desperate need of a nice tool chest to store everything safely and securely when not in use. I also have a personal goal of wanting to work through all the scrap wood I have lying around to learn on and make as many things as I can from. This will also help get the shop much better organized as well. I was able to get through a lot of the construction grade SYP...

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Handplane Restoration #32: Stanley #55

02-11-2017 11:00 PM by WayneC | 14 comments »

I’m in the process of putting together a complete set of combination planes. I recently added a Stanley 55 and some accessories to go with it. I have a small tool cabinet that I am adapting to store the planes. If you need a manual for the 55 one can be found here Combination Plane Manuals Note: The Hollow and Rounds are for use on a 45. The fence configuration is different between the 45 and the 55 and they do not fit on the 55. Photos below.

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