Dutch Tool Chest-Easy build, hard configuration

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Project by Brad posted 08-03-2014 06:22 PM 7137 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the Dutch tool chest I recently finished according to Chris Schwarz’ Popular Woodworking plans.

The chest build was straightforward, simple and fast. Configuring the interior of the tool chest however, was very, very time consuming and required exacting measurements and planning. I wrote about that process—saw, plane and backsaw fixtures and such—in a seven-part blog series.

Some detail shots.

Top-section details

Lid details

Drawer details

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-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 06:41 PM

That will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 06:51 PM

Looks great. Nice and organized too.

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 10:40 PM

great tool chest.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 11:28 PM

Very nice work Brad. Didn’t finish the whole blog, is this intended to travel with you or stay in your shop?

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#5 posted 08-04-2014 04:24 AM

Very nice work! This inspires me to get back to work on my tool cabinet build.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#6 posted 08-04-2014 02:29 PM

Tim, this is my travel tool set.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#7 posted 08-05-2014 02:11 PM

nice work Brad. Some great organization.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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