Traditional Tool Chest

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Project by TheBronzeoakleaf posted 01-01-2016 06:53 PM 7939 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve been working out of this chest for a year now, and I love it. I didn’t want to build the big floor model everyone’s been building, so I scaled it down to bench-top size. I didn’t like sacrificing the bench-top space either, so I built this cart. Best. Decision. Ever. Rolling this thing around the shop wherever I need it is awesome. White oak; dovetailed; shiplapped bottom on chest and tills; strap hinges from Nathan’s Forge; half-mortise lock from Horton Brasses. Most of these chests are painted, and I believe that to be sinful, depending on the type of wood. Also, I rounded over almost every corner, giving it a really nice look. Definitely my favorite build to date.

-- Sam,

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 08:02 PM

This one is exquisite! Excellent work.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#2 posted 01-02-2016 06:37 PM

beautiful tool chest.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 01-02-2016 08:07 PM

This is a wonderful tool chest and a nice addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 03-25-2020 07:57 PM

Great looking chest!!! Liking the idea of idea of having it on a cart for easier mobilty. Work SMARTER, not harder, right….???

-- OleGrump

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