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Tool Chest Refurb #19: A Latch!!

05-04-2014 01:36 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 14 comments »

Only thing this chest has aggravated me with since completion is an inability to open and close it easily. I’ve not slammed the lid on my finger (yet), but both activities have been two-handed operations. Didn’t like that, had my eyes open for a solution, and found this: How to mount it? Glad you asked. Drilled some holes, then worked the slot. Used a carving tool to set in the hinge pin assy… Here’s under the lid~ Add a little m...

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Pictures of my tool chest build

02-23-2014 02:05 PM by knockknock | 6 comments »

Pictures of my tool chest build. ====================

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Tool Chest Refurb #18: Final Hardware Install

09-30-2013 01:53 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 16 comments »

Here’s what I’ve had: The vertical saw till needed flush ring pulls, and those finally came in this week. Tonight was install time. First to practice on pine. Traced it with a knife, chisel’d (carefully) and drilled and got the fit right. Lots of chiseling ahead on a much narrower piece of walnut. Removed the saws and square from the till and set it up on the bench for work. Chisel’d out the square, marked for the deep, recessed cut ...

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Tool Chest Refurb #17: A 'Feature' gets (Re-) Discovered

09-19-2013 06:03 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 64 comments »

Not trying to convince anyone of anything here, but if you’ve read the series y’all know that I chose to install a sliding ledge in rehab’d tool chest as shown in an old chest drawing. I did it because when I first saw it I thought it was cool, and thought it was there to protect the bottom compartment from dust / debris when the lid was open. Got it built and realized a couple of things: - It was, in fact, quite cool looking- It highlighted the large dead space in front of the...

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Tool Chest Refurb #16: Conclusion!

09-16-2013 01:49 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 31 comments »

EDIT: 23 Aug 2019, eliminated broken Photo”Chum”Bucket links. ——-——-——-————-——-——-——-————-——-——-——-————-——-——-——-————- Okay, we started here when the evening’s activites went down: Tills were assembled and trimmed up earlier t...

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Tool Chest Refurb #15: And We're Ready for Hardware!

09-15-2013 07:06 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 12 comments »

EDIT: 23 August 2019, removed broken Photo”Chum”Bucket links. ————————-——-——-—————————-———-————- Left off last time looking like this: After pulling clamps and doing some trim work first at the bench… And then at the chest with the Stanley #278 in chisel plane mode… The chest i...

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Tool Chest Refurb #10: Drawers need Runners...

11-24-2012 06:07 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 10 comments »

EDIT: 23 August 2019, removed broken Photo”Chum”Bucket links. ————————-——-——-—————————-———-————- Started the day’s activity concentrating effort on the sliding shelf that will separate the till section from the undivided bottom well of the chest. Glue scraping with the #82, then a check for flat with the...

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Tool Chest Refurb #9: It's What's Inside that Counts, Right?

11-22-2012 09:02 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 19 comments »

EDIT: 23 August 2019, removed broken Photo”Chum”Bucket links. ————————-——-——-—————————-———-————- So, The Outside of the Chest looks reasonably authentic now, and features a lid that keeps dust and other detritus away from the rust-prone surfaces of tools within. But after a spring and summer to-do list fill...

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Tool Chest Refurb #1: Some Background

06-29-2012 02:59 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 35 comments »

> UPDATED 04 May 2018 to address CHUMBUCKET limitation. kas < Posted a ‘Shop Notes’ entry some time ago to talk about a big ‘ole pine dovetailed box I bought at a local auction. Not absolutely certain it was ever a tool chest, but I won’t rule it out either. Some points to consider on the tool chest vs. plain box discussion: - There’s no evidence it ever had sliding trays or inserts. Not that they’re required, I suppose, but modern authors suggest that’s the historical norm. M...

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Misc. Shop Stuff #4: A Vintage Tool Chest

06-18-2012 05:39 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 37 comments »

Bought this at Auction over the weekend, mostly to keep it out of the hands of an antique dealer. Nails at the hinges are the oldest I’ve ever seen – clinched and appear to be hand forged. Handles outstanding, also clinched. Plane tracks visible inside and out. But, no lid. There are a few round (modern) nails driven in at the corners that I’ll remove, and there are four more driven across the dovetails halfway up each corner (one visible in the pic) that would requir...

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