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Project by ronstar posted 03-09-2020 12:17 AM 1128 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently bought a mini Gerstner tool chest. Liked it, so I thought I would build one of my own, using the Gerstner for ideas. Made mine from some maple, walnut and mahogany leftover from previous projects. Resawed everything down to 1/2” thick. Festool dominos hold it together – about 72 of them in carcass and drawers. Finish is 4 coats of Daly’s Season teak oil and Briwax. Hardware is from Gerstner.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





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#1 posted 03-09-2020 01:30 AM

Ron, you may have set a new standard. That is a truly wonderful tool chest.

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#2 posted 03-09-2020 01:59 AM

WOW!!!! That is AMAZING!!!! Really well done Ron, I am impressed mightily!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 03-09-2020 02:05 AM

Great work. Looks like a good home for many a tool.

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

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#4 posted 03-09-2020 03:52 AM

Nice looking chest Ron. Did you Domino the drawers together? I am just starting with one, and wondering about strength of different joints.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 03-09-2020 09:20 AM

Nailed it! I would have to keep that in the house. Excellent work!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 03-09-2020 10:12 AM

Thanks guys!

Steve – yes the drawers have 4 mm dominos. Small drawers have 1 per corner. Large drawers 2 per corner. I’m not going to load these drawers with heavy tools, so the dominos should hold ok.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#7 posted 03-09-2020 10:49 AM

Beautiful work!

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#8 posted 03-09-2020 06:09 PM

Very nice! I’ll be posting my new chest soon.

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

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#9 posted 03-09-2020 07:29 PM

I really like the “simple” lines and woods used. They give it a solid/refined look. I’ll have to give the 4mm dominos a good look, I didn’t remember them getting that small.

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#10 posted 03-09-2020 10:22 PM

A really really good looking tool chest

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 03-09-2020 10:51 PM

Beauty.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#12 posted 03-10-2020 01:11 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship!

-- Chris- Homebuilder and Woodworker, Love the smell of cut wood.

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#13 posted 03-10-2020 05:16 AM

Beautiful job and the beading on the drawer fronts is a nice touch.

Congrats on the DT3!

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#14 posted 03-10-2020 03:09 PM

That looks great Ron! Nice details.

-- Darrel

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#15 posted 03-11-2020 09:29 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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