Cabinetmaker's Toolchest #4: Tool rack and drawers

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Blog entry by dannorocks posted 03-03-2016 04:58 AM 1241 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I set the tool chest build aside for some time due to work out of town and I needed a table and seating for the table. Now that I got those two projects done I made a simple tool rack for my chisels and backsaws.

I laid out a board the length of the chest that’ll be the front and glued blocks between chisels and the saws and ensured they had room to hang and not interrupt each other.

Then I planed down oak for the runners and installed same.

Then I planed down material to 1/2” for the drawers. I realize I put the tails on the drawer fronts for my lower two drawers. But man they slide real easy and they are glued well so I don’t think they’ll fall apart so easily. I gang cut the drawers that were the both the same relative height and that made the chisel work quick too.

Here’s the first two drawers with some of my tools occupying them already.

Dovetailing the upper drawer. I think I did pretty good given its white pine.

Now all three drawers are finished and occupied, working with chest with the drawers and rack for the saws and chisels has been such a treat the past few days. This thing floats around the shop with me and keeps them safe where they belong when I’m done the task!

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 11:08 PM

Looking great.
This will save time and energy hunting for tools and also keep them safe.

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#2 posted 03-04-2016 04:13 PM

Looking great.
This will save time and energy hunting for tools and also keep them safe.

- htl

Thanks, this chest definitely keeps my tools in better shape and organized!

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