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Project by jessyeigh posted 11-25-2020 09:47 PM 1051 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the classic fall front carpenters chest. Carcass is dovetailed fir. Raised panel door and back is mortise and tenon fir. Interior is walnut , fir and cedar. Dimensions 28” long, 9”deep, 18” tall. I have been using an open style toolbox the last couple years but needed something more secure at job sites. To many things seem to get “borrowed “. Weighs 52# loaded up. The finish is milk paint, red with black overlay then a few coats of tung oil.





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#1 posted 11-25-2020 09:57 PM

Very, very nice. Clean functional design. I especially like the diamonds on the drawers. What is material? Holly? Mother of pearl?

Excellent work.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 11-25-2020 10:41 PM

The inlays are from my stash of ivory piano key veneers. An old one someone had thrown out, salvaged some rosewood off it as well.

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#3 posted 11-26-2020 01:54 AM

Very cool and well done. Thanks for posting!

-- Darrel

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#4 posted 11-26-2020 03:34 AM

Very nice. Love the inlays and the dovetails.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#5 posted 11-26-2020 04:50 AM

neat design
very convenient
good job

-- shuja

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#6 posted 11-26-2020 04:59 AM

That works on so many levels, nice build.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 11-26-2020 10:30 AM

Very nice execution.

Did you make the back also as a “frame and panel”, like the Paul Sellers one?
I see you have chosen not to make grooves in the drawers side.
28 X 9 X 18” is a big box.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#8 posted 11-26-2020 10:30 AM

oops double comment

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#9 posted 11-26-2020 01:31 PM

Very nice. Obvious that you thought out the function as well as the great looks.

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

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jessyeigh

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#10 posted 11-26-2020 02:44 PM

The back panel is like the Paul Sellers chest . I like many aspects of his design, especially if you want saw storage that slides in and out like this chest. I built this around my tools so I knew exactly what I wanted.

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#11 posted 11-26-2020 02:59 PM

very nice build and especially so for custom your fitting tools.

-- 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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#12 posted 11-26-2020 06:46 PM

Looks similar to the one I have that my grandfather built in about 1920 when he was an early employee, pattern maker at Fisher Body.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#13 posted 11-26-2020 06:55 PM

I will say you did an excellent job on your build, I have been thinking about duplicating the one that I have.Did you have a plan? The dimensions on the one I have is 24 X 9 X 16.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#14 posted 11-26-2020 10:50 PM

That is really beautiful.

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#15 posted 11-27-2020 10:30 AM

Awesome toolbox!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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