My "Slat-sided Yeller dawg" of a tool chest

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Project by KellyS posted 07-21-2009 02:10 PM 2271 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest project I’ve completed. It’s a tool chest that I made that was somewhat resembles the box Roy Underhill made featured in one of the latest magazines, resembled in size only I would say. I had to deviate a lot because my skills are nowhere near up to par. I’m a beginner, I started about 3 or 4 years ago getting serious about woodworking, and then 2-1/2 years ago went back to college to get my MBA. Needless to say, woodworking had to take the backseat for a while. I’ve completed quite a few projects in my off times, this is one of the latest. This is completely maded from scrap wood pallets and skids from where I work at. I made it for a Scrapwood buildoff contest that we were trying to have. Needless to say, it was a complete flop. I ended up being the only one who completed the project in time, even while I was completing a 8 week mini-mester taxation class. I guess I won, but not the way I wanted to. This wasn’t really mean to be pretty or anything like that. Every time I try, I get a little better, so I keep trying. It’s a lot of fun, and it doesn’t break your pocket book to be able to build projects like this out of scrap lumber. We’ve got tons of it. Every once in a while, we recieve skids from PA, and Ohio made from Oak, maple, and Cherry. Those go quicker than the pine skids we recieve our Evaporator coils on. Well, time to get back to the Paying job.

-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.

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#1 posted 07-21-2009 03:49 PM

Looking good Kelly nice details also.

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#2 posted 07-21-2009 04:02 PM

it ai’nt pretty ?
looks pretty damn nice to me ,
good detailing !
welcome .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-21-2009 08:13 PM

Nice tool chest.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-21-2009 10:40 PM

Man that’s sweet .Wow they throw away some good wood where you live.I have heard of pallets being made out of great timber but never have I seen it til now well done again, keep at it.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 07-22-2009 01:37 PM

Very nice chest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 07-23-2009 01:59 AM

That’s a great looking chest. Job well done!

-- A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~Benjamin Franklin

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#7 posted 07-23-2009 03:58 AM

I have to disagree. I think it is pretty, Pretty nice and pretty inexpensive to boot. Nice joinery and Finish, whats not to be proud of. Great Job.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#8 posted 07-23-2009 04:25 AM

Keep up the good work.

Its a fine piece and a great use for the pallet lumber. It would be nice to have such and inexpensive source.

Your skills have not suffered from your education at all…

Thanks for sharing with us..

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 09-09-2009 03:50 AM

Great tool chest, beats my little pallet wood box hands down. By the way, what part of north Ga? I live in Jasper. Keep up the good work.

-- Bryan, Jasper, Ga.

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