Butternut Tool Chest

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Project by RobS76 posted 07-15-2020 09:07 PM 468 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been building a it of a collection of wooden planes lately. I decided they should have a home like they probably had 100 years ago. So I built a tool chest out of Butternut. The lumber was cut about 20 years ago and has been air drying since. The chest design was inspired from an episode of Wood Wright’s shop.

I used a lot of hand tool work in the construction, although the main sizing of stock was done with power tools like table saw, planer and jointer.

I need to build it again but larger. I’m building a set of all Moseley and Son Bloomsbury St. planes. And they are more than the chest can handle. So far have they is a complete evens set of hollows and rounds, set of side beads, side rabbits, snipes bills, fillisters, plow plane, jack plane, smoothing, sash planes.

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#1 posted 07-15-2020 11:28 PM

That is some BEAUTIFUL work, and wood, right there! Well done!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#2 posted 07-15-2020 11:28 PM

Nice! I haven’t seen that much butternut in one place for quite awhile. I have a block of it purchased for carving, but that is it.

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

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#3 posted 07-16-2020 01:39 AM

Nice work. A great home for the planes and a lot of other tools.

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#4 posted 07-16-2020 01:42 AM

Great tools chest!!


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#5 posted 07-16-2020 02:08 AM

That is great. And to open it to see it full of planes is even better.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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