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Project by TDominy posted 02-29-2020 01:53 PM 1693 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted something like my Kennedy box but bigger. This is what I came up with. It is made with Maple plywood with purple heart pulls.

I flocked the draws that I plan on storing some of my machinist tools. The draws can come completely out with no stops, which I prefer, and I use the guides for the draws that are in one of the photos. They work very well and I have used these a few times now.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 02-29-2020 02:53 PM

Clever idea with the guides!

Nice workmanship with the inlaid drawers and flocking. You must equate your machine tools to fine jewelry!

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Andre

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#2 posted 02-29-2020 03:42 PM

Nice job and you got to do a little flocking :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 02-29-2020 03:46 PM

Very nice in both design and workmanship. I especially like the variety of drawer sizes instead of a monolithic bank of identical drawers. Makes it easier to remember what is where.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 02-29-2020 04:04 PM

Geeez…..How many of us still have a Kennedy tool box…? I’ve had mine for years…It was my dad’s, and he handed it down, along with some other tools before he died. So the Kennedy I have must be close to 40-50 years old.
When I worked in a machine shop years ago, I used it every day. It has long since been retired, just like me…!! I really like the new version you came up with….It looks just like a Kennedy, but much bigger and better.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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TDominy

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#5 posted 02-29-2020 06:27 PM


Geeez…..How many of us still have a Kennedy tool box…? I ve had mine for years…It was my dad s, and he handed it down, along with some other tools before he died. So the Kennedy I have must be close to 40-50 years old. When I worked in a machine shop years ago, I used it every day. It has long since been retired, just like me…!! I really like the new version you came up with….It looks just like a Kennedy, but much bigger and better.

- Rick Dennington

I have a metal Kennedy, but my dad had a wooden one. Sadly he sold it, he got an offer he could not refuse. I also used my everyday when I was working in a tool shop.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 03-01-2020 12:32 AM

Yep…..Mine’s metal too….!! It’s dark brown w/ the Kennedy logo in white. The drawers were lined w/ felt, but most of that is about gone from so much use. I kept 0-6 outside micrometers, inside mics, depth gauges, etc. mainly for use in running metal lathes….It has stood the test of time….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#7 posted 03-01-2020 01:17 AM

Nice chest!

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

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#8 posted 03-01-2020 03:06 AM

Beautiful and useful. Couldn’t ask for more.

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

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#9 posted 03-01-2020 08:28 PM

That’s a great looking tool chest. Those drawer glides are really quite unique.

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#10 posted 03-02-2020 06:30 AM

Lovely box. I also like the variety of drawer sizes – one of the benefits of making your own.

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