Wall hung hand tool cabinet made out of walnut and elm

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Project by Schatullmakaren posted 03-18-2016 04:53 PM 3288 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch


As a hand tool woodworker I need a place for some, not all, of my hand tools. I got the inspiration for this build while reading about a British designer who made a hand tool cabinet in walnut. He put the price tag of £12,000 pounds on his work. I do not even come nere that figures whit this build. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture with the door open. Behind that door you will find adjustable squares, mortising chisels, but chisels and so on. Everything that you do not see on those pictures ;)

I think that the Internet sooner or later will explode because of all discussions and images that are shared of the Studley tool chest (and here comes just another one :)). Yes, Study’s tool chest it is well made. No one can disagree on that. But is it practical to work with? I don’t think so. I want my tools to be in a arms reach when I need them. I don’t like to fumble. The same about all these tool chests. Once again. Most of them is incredibly well made. But the concept or idea with a tool chest is to support a contractor with his or hers tools. Who wants to bend over just for reaching a saw if you work in a dedicated workshop?

I might got it all wrong. But this is my opinion. And since I’m a swede I tend to be neutral in discussions … :)

-- Linus J. Schatullmakare, Sweden,

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#1 posted 03-18-2016 05:15 PM

very mice

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#2 posted 03-18-2016 05:55 PM

Very nice, working on my cabinet and having a hard time deciding where to put things!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 06:57 PM

A tool cabinet within a tool cabinet ! Good idea and very nice.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 11:41 PM

Love this design. Would like to see the smaller cabinet as well.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 03-19-2016 04:21 AM

Out in the open where you can get at them but still safe and sound for the next project.
One beautiful and safe place.

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#6 posted 03-19-2016 01:53 PM

Outstanding storage for such great looking tools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 03-20-2016 12:19 PM

Lovely tool cabinet, like the wood you used.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#8 posted 04-20-2016 11:05 PM

Very nice, I love the grain!
I’m in the same boat as Andre, just need to start making tool holders and mount them.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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