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Project by Mr_McGlue posted 08-05-2020 12:14 PM 832 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been wanting to make one for a while. My collection of tools was expanding and felt disorganized so went ahead and made one. Glad I did I love it and use it daily. All made with hand tools.

Pine wood. Wanted a certain green and used milk paint. Sealed with shellac.

Already have it full and wish I made the taller one. Will eventually make a bottom for it on wheels. Still need to order some handles for it and make a holder for panel saws on the lid.

-- Robert - California





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 08-05-2020 03:37 PM

Nicely done, I have the same color on mine.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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dekeros

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#2 posted 08-05-2020 06:36 PM

Really nice work (and set of tools)!

-- Dekeros, Sweden, https://linktr.ee/dekeros

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#3 posted 08-05-2020 07:47 PM

Nice!

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

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swirt

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#4 posted 08-06-2020 02:26 AM

A good home for your tools. Well done.

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

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Mr_McGlue

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#5 posted 08-06-2020 02:35 AM

When I was a kid my grandfather painted EVERYTHING in green. All his tools, his house and on and on. I always wonder if he had some special stash he picked up at some government auction while he was picking up his government cheese in his Cadillac.

Anyways now I enjoy that color but don’t think I’ll be painting my saws green anytime soon!


Nicely done, I have the same color on mine.

- theoldfart


-- Robert - California

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#6 posted 08-06-2020 11:05 AM

Nicely done!

-- Petey

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Acts65Woodworks

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#7 posted 08-08-2020 06:25 AM

nice! I just built one. Made it extra tall since I figured I would fill it up quick. I was concerned it would be kind of tippy but once the tools are in, the chest is pretty heavy. I also put drawers instead of a fall front since I figured I probably wouldn’t be taking off and putting on the cover often. You can always build an additional lower storage compartment for more space – https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/dutch-tool-chest-lower-storage-unit/

-- Steven, California, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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Lazyman

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#8 posted 08-10-2020 01:14 PM

Nicely done. I’ve gone back and forth on whether this is the right style for me.

If you would be so kind, can you tell me where you got the hinge? That might be the style that I have been unsuccessfully searching for on another project.

-- 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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Mr_McGlue

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#9 posted 08-10-2020 04:49 PM

I got the hinges from Lee Valley.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/hardware/hinges/strap/41912-unequal-strap-hinges

Whatever the longer one was. Spear point I think it is.


Nicely done. I ve gone back and forth on whether this is the right style for me.

If you would be so kind, can you tell me where you got the hinge? That might be the style that I have been unsuccessfully searching for on another project.

- Lazyman


-- Robert - California

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Mr_McGlue

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#10 posted 08-10-2020 04:52 PM

Yeah, think I will build the lower storage eventually when I have some time.

I have a couple Gerstner tool chests from the 60’s that I use right now and will suffice until I get my shop finished.


nice! I just built one. Made it extra tall since I figured I would fill it up quick. I was concerned it would be kind of tippy but once the tools are in, the chest is pretty heavy. I also put drawers instead of a fall front since I figured I probably wouldn t be taking off and putting on the cover often. You can always build an additional lower storage compartment for more space – https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/dutch-tool-chest-lower-storage-unit/

- Acts65Woodworks


-- Robert - California

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 08-10-2020 04:55 PM

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