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Shop Tool Chest and matching carts

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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 03-20-2018 05:59 PM 3021 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow Lumber Jocks.
Been a while since I have posted a new project, however I have been busy in the shop. For awhile I have needed/wanted a tool chest, just couldn’t find one that was priced fairly and made to last. Besides I primarily work with wood, and who needs a metal tool box in a wood shop. So I decided I would tackle the task of making my own, with the idea in mind that I could make it to match my workbench I recently completed. The majority of the chest is made from reclaimed plywood from work. (plywood is thrown away daily there…. such a waste). I used red and white oak for the drawer facings. Since I had left over plywood I went ahead and made for my sanders. And then update my R.A.S. station and Band saw carts to match. I now have a matching set…... The two sanding carts on the end have shop vacs built in. I Used Boiled Linseed oil for the finish.

-- Sean





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 03-20-2018 06:06 PM

Looking good.

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Billfish

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#2 posted 03-20-2018 06:28 PM

Great job on them Really like the looks of them always like to hear of someone recycling wood for projects

Bill

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 03-20-2018 06:50 PM

FINE WORK

I am sure many of us think your tables are too nice for a shop !

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-20-2018 08:09 PM

Very nice shop furniture.

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#5 posted 03-20-2018 08:09 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful tool chest and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 03-20-2018 08:57 PM

They look great! I’m really digging that tool chest!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#7 posted 03-20-2018 09:08 PM



I am sure many of us think your tables are too nice for a shop !
- ralbuck

I’m certainly one of those that does

Great job, ShTM!

Phew, ya musta hadda a lotta scraps!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 03-20-2018 11:03 PM

The junk I call my shop furniture has gone on strike. They are demanding I give them all matching face lifts.

Nice job, it all looks great, and recycling plywood to boot.

-- Think safe, be safe

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htl

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#9 posted 03-21-2018 01:08 AM

Those are some fine looking shop carts for sure.

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#10 posted 03-21-2018 01:22 AM

Thanks LJ for Daily Top 3, Thank you for all the nice comments.

-- Sean

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#11 posted 03-21-2018 02:22 AM

Wow, you have been busy. Excellent work.

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

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#12 posted 03-21-2018 02:40 AM

Wow – great looking shop!

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#13 posted 03-21-2018 03:18 AM

That is awesome. Great job

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PlanBWoodworks

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#14 posted 03-21-2018 07:17 AM

Fantastic work and inspirational. I have been in a bit of a rut in my woodworking recently. I’ve had to force myself to get out in my shop and get busy. Your tool chest has inspired me to get back out there and build something that I WANT to build. Thanks!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#15 posted 03-21-2018 08:56 AM

What a beaut array of cupboards and on wheels; oh to have a shed that well organized; well done sir

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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