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Project by Bishop78 posted 06-29-2018 10:50 PM 1706 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Guys,

since you helped me with a Problem i had during the build of my Piece, i wanted to share the result with you guys and express my gratitude.

My piece was originally designed as a Toolchest. Now i am not so sure anymore:)

I used Ash and Walnut. The Panel i put it the Lid is also ash

The trade school gave me 100 hrs to build it and i barely made it in time.
the Dimension are

Width 33.5 in
Height 27.5 in
depth? 20 in

The drawers are push to open. I used brass hardware for everything but the Handles
I was surprised in the end about how big it actually was, cought me a little bit off guard i admit but it´s been a success and i am nominated for first place…so i couldn´t be more happy atm. :)

14 comments so far

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#1 posted 06-29-2018 10:56 PM

Congratulations! That is a nice looking chest.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 06-30-2018 01:23 AM

Beautiful chest, tools or not it will be a great addition no matter the shop or the house.

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

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#3 posted 06-30-2018 01:38 AM

That is really impressive. You deserve 1st place for sure.

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#4 posted 06-30-2018 03:16 AM

Nice work…now you can fill it up with tools and keep building!

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#5 posted 06-30-2018 11:59 AM

You did a beautiful job on this tool chest. It has a lot of nice details and storage room and it also shows a lot of fine craftsmanship. Congratulations! It will be a great addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 06-30-2018 12:35 PM

How’d you end up fixing your problem? Chest looks great.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#7 posted 06-30-2018 02:26 PM

Your right, that’s a beautiful chest. It would look great where. All the components of fine workmanship are there, beauty in design, construction and finish. You should be very proud of your work, an outstanding job. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#8 posted 06-30-2018 02:27 PM

How’d you end up fixing your problem? Chest looks great.

- JADobson

thank you

I didn´t:) My thought was, this is wood and not plywood or particleboard so I just kept working. The problems i had due to that mistake, i handled as they presented themselves. Which turned out to be the right decision. It got complicated by the fact that i didnt have any wood for replacement parts left. I miscalculated the amount of wood needed roughly by 30%. In the end I learned a bunch so all is well..and it turned out ok.
The only thing that i fined frustrating is that i couldn´t display the small drawers like i wanted to…they are actually quite nice. Made from the same lumber as the panel in the lid.

p.s My Carcass is out of square on each side by 3/64th of an inch

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#9 posted 06-30-2018 03:00 PM

p.s My Carcass is out of square on each side by 3/64th of an inch

:) I design and build a lot of my projects that way? Consider it a fingerprint.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 06-30-2018 05:08 PM

That is one remarkable chest! Finely crafted. Guaranteed to last a lifetime.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 06-30-2018 08:03 PM

Nice work on the chest, lots of contrast.

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 06-30-2018 10:32 PM

This is more than great this is impressive. bravo.

-- andrek

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#13 posted 07-01-2018 02:01 AM

Wow. Impressive tool chest.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 07-01-2018 07:10 PM

Nice—when you load the tools in it, post some more pix!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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