Finally Completed The T Mac Tool Chest

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Project by langski93 posted 12-07-2015 12:47 AM 3025 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the carcass about a year and half ago and only went back to it a couple of months ago. Other projects, life, work got in the way. I am pretty pleased with how it came out, but the next one will be better. Surprisingly the toughest part was to cut the M and T’s for the drawer guides and getting the guides to lay flat. I used pine with poor results, but had better results when I switched to some Maple and Cherry I had as scrap. I always have better results when I use hardwood for hand cut joinery. Do others feel the same? The toolbox is slightly larger than the plan called for and I have to build a stand for it. Its Cherry with Peruvian Walnut pulls. Tung Oil finish. Thanks for looking.

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#1 posted 12-07-2015 04:30 AM

Have some fun, buy a Snap On emblem and put it on. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 06:49 AM

Cool! I’m pretty sure this one will be great looking and yet very useful addition to your shop.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 03:31 PM

That looks pretty nice! Are you going to do anything to the insides of the drawers?
G Vavra

Good handles as well.

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 04:55 PM

That looks pretty nice! Are you going to do anything to the insides of the drawers?
G Vavra

Good handles as well.

- kimosawboy

I am thinking of dividing either one of the two top or second down drawers for chisels and that way use it as a tray to bring to my workbench. Other than that I will probably just line with rubberized mesh. Other ideas?

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#5 posted 12-07-2015 08:35 PM

Awesome work. I plan to make one of these in the near future.

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#6 posted 12-07-2015 08:36 PM

You did a beautiful job on that cabinet.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-09-2015 06:44 PM

Very nice. I like how you used the cherry sapwood!

-- Ben in Va

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