You Make 14 Drawers, What Do You Get

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With apologies to Tennessee Ernie Williams :D

I had an old plywood chest I first made for the palm carving tools, but it was too bulky so that design evolved to the small chest sitting on top of the new one (posted previously). It ended up holding my large carving tools, but they went cross-ways in the drawers. So, this chest is deep enough to accommodate the longest chisel I ever expect to buy. 24” wide X 15” deep X 16” tall. Red oak (carcass and drawer fronts) and poplar (other drawer parts) from the local Lowes. Hardboard drawer bottoms. I made the back from a piece of Baltic birch plywood left over from the cabinet I made for my table saw. Also got to use my new dado blade set. It sure beats making a zillion cuts and then chiseling and sanding the slots to size! The front cover stows on a shelf just under the top. That isn’t finished yet, because I’m thinking of carving or wood burning a design into it. Knobs are from Lowes as well. Bigger than I would really like, but they were $2 instead of $6.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#1 posted 11-03-2019 07:29 PM

You don’t hear many songs like that today. Our yoots don’t have a reference point to work.

Storage for tools is awesome, and assures everything has a place. I’m just terrible when it comes putting it all away. I’m trying to reeducate myself.

Those are some big old knobs. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 11-03-2019 07:57 PM

Nice drawer collection!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-03-2019 10:12 PM

Thanks, guys! I have some empty drawers to put more carving tools in. I buy them as I need them, now.

I’m not really happy with the knobs. Maybe I’ll find some more appropriate sized ones at the Habitat ReStore here in town. Probably should have gone there first.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#4 posted 11-03-2019 10:33 PM

Great Job,
Oh and watched and listened to Ernie, 16 tonnes, loved it.
Saved it to my spottily.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#5 posted 11-04-2019 02:08 AM

Nice job. I love the layout and sizing.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 11-04-2019 02:49 AM

Thanks! I fiddled with the design quite a bit until I settled on this. I wanted to have expansion space for tools. It looks like I have room for about 40 more chisels/gouges. I may buy that many more before I die, lol.

I didn’t mention it before, but the deep drawer on the left side is for mallets. I have one in there, so expansion space there, too.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 11-04-2019 11:32 AM

Looks so neat clean and organized. Nice work

-- Petey

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#8 posted 11-04-2019 12:34 PM

Nice. Would be great to see a few more pictures.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 11-04-2019 06:00 PM

Storage is always useful, fine work Steven!
The bad thing about storage is needing to look through 10K drawers when you forget where you put that darn tool….

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#10 posted 11-04-2019 10:57 PM

Thanks, folks! Not much else to see in terms of pics, though. The sides and top are just plain slabs, not too interesting. I guess I could snap a pic of a drawer or two, but that’s pretty vanilla, as well.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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