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Project by Jeremy posted 12-20-2019 04:40 PM 1261 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a machinist tool chest that I made, to give to my Father for Christmas. It is based on a design from Popular Woodworking Magazine. It is made from Sapele for the main body and Beech for the drawer boxes. I book matched the lid and top tray insert. I have three coats of Watco whip on poly and finished it off with Johnson finishing wax. This was a fun build with a large variety of different jointery used in the construction.

-- Jeremy, Vidor, TX





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Phil32

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#1 posted 12-20-2019 04:49 PM

The chest is really beautiful and well built, clearly made for his precision tools.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#2 posted 12-20-2019 04:53 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 12-20-2019 04:58 PM

Wonderful build! I’m sure your dad will be thrilled with it :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 12-20-2019 06:31 PM

WOW just doesn’t quite sum that box up. So very nice. I’m sure Dad will love that.

-- Think safe, be safe

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pottz

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#5 posted 12-20-2019 06:33 PM

wow one lucky dad that chest is gorgeous.can i get on your christmas list? beautiful work jeremy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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JayT

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#6 posted 12-20-2019 06:36 PM

Beautiful work. I’m trying to figure out how to adopt you before Christmas so I can get one. :-)

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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Woodknack

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#7 posted 12-20-2019 06:39 PM

That is a stunner, nice work Jeremy.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Dark_Lightning

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#8 posted 12-20-2019 06:39 PM

Nicely done! That sapele was a good choice.

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

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 12-20-2019 07:18 PM

Wow that’s quite beautiful!

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

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robscastle

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#10 posted 12-20-2019 08:29 PM

Holy smoke Jeremy,

Thats briliant
spectacular grain effect skills and overall finish.
I hope its appreciated by your Dad (dont think there will be any doubt)

You had better post a later picture with his big cheesey !!! for everybody to see.

Hey a couple of questions:-
1. What is the methodology you used with the joint in picture No 6?
2. Are you going to fit handles on it?

-- Regards Rob

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Jeremy

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#11 posted 12-20-2019 11:12 PM

Thanks all for the comments!

It appears a little deceiving in the photo. However the lid sub-frame uses lap joints and the top panel is over the sub frame. The trim piece is then applied to the outside of the sub-frame and panel. It is not any kind of special tongue and groove joint, if that is the joint you are referencing. Sorry, that may sound confusing.

Jeremy


Holy smoke Jeremy,

Thats briliant
spectacular grain effect skills and overall finish.
I hope its appreciated by your Dad (dont think there will be any doubt)

You had better post a later picture with his big cheesey !!! for everybody to see.

Hey a couple of questions:-
1. What is the methodology you used with the joint in picture No 6?
2. Are you going to fit handles on it?

- robscastle


-- Jeremy, Vidor, TX

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anthm27

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#12 posted 12-21-2019 01:35 AM

Lovely looking box, well built and awesome that Sapele species, (Not easy to work with though)
I was wondering if you will use a stay for the lid or just rest the lid against a wall when its open?
I had the lid dilemma with a box I recently built, I wanted my lid to fold open and down 270 degrees but couldn’t find a hinge suitable.
Anyways, lovely work.
Regards
Anthony

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

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swirt

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#13 posted 12-21-2019 02:35 AM

Super nice work. Your dad will show that off proudly I am sure.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#14 posted 12-21-2019 10:12 AM

Excellent work and a very classy tool box. Your dad is sure to love it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MrLaughingbrook

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#15 posted 12-21-2019 11:38 AM

Fantastic

-- MrLaughingbrook

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