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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 09-01-2021 09:41 PM 1125 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple base chest for carrying the overflow from the QSWO chest (pic #4) I built. 1/2” Red Oak. On the left side of its top drawer are my Henry Taylor palm chisels and gouges, and on the right are some Ashley Isles chisels and gouges in other sizes I didn’t have. Since the Henry Taylor (Acorn) in this set are all there are, no expansion space for them is needed, but I made sure to have room for more of the Ashley Isles palm tools, when I figure out what I need. Minwax Golden Oak stain, Minwax oil based clear satin poly for the finish. Again, I went with the Gerstner hardware. 20” X 11” X 7-1/2”. The bottom drawer will be used for higher relief carvings and other storage.

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





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swirt

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#1 posted 09-01-2021 11:54 PM

Looks like a nice addition to the workshop. Well done.

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

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pottz

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#2 posted 09-01-2021 11:57 PM

now thats how a man treats his tools properly.nice case DL.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 09-02-2021 12:09 AM

Great looking build there…that will be around and used for years…NICE…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 09-02-2021 12:20 AM

Thanks, guys! I really do want them to stay in good shape. If they run into each other, they are kind of prickly characters that can damage each other. 8^D

I’ll admit that I have a problem with building chests, though. The plywood one I posted awhile back now has the measuring equipment that was in the QSWO chest. I built a cart for this pair that has pneumatic tires from Harbor Freight. They are run at really low pressure to cushion the ride, like wrinkle-wall slicks, lol.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 09-02-2021 02:25 AM

Very nice job!

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

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Kerux2

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#6 posted 09-02-2021 04:24 AM

Sweet!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 09-02-2021 07:14 AM

Neat box DL... nevertheless it’s the organisation that I admire the most. Edged tools should never kiss… Imagine a loose tongue in there.


... On the left side of its top drawer are my Henry Taylor palm chisels and gouges, and on the right are some Ashley Isles chisels and gouges…
- Dark Lightning

With all the libertarian movements now days, you’re not infering that segregation has snuck into carving chisels.

... but I made sure to have room for more of the Ashley Isles palm tools…
- Dark Lightning

Maybe you’re wishing more than a tongue slips in there.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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controlfreak

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#8 posted 09-02-2021 09:27 AM

I really like this idea, may attempt to borrow it.

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 09-02-2021 01:26 PM

Looks like good support, and separation of the fine tips, so if access is easy, that works as a great way to keep them when not in hand. Nice organizer.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 09-02-2021 02:18 PM

Thanks, folks! Those tools are as closely packed as I can get them. It takes caution to pull them out without getting cut. I’ve gotten nicked more from getting the tools from the drawers than from actual carving! I use an old magnetic screw starter to pick them up now. I’ve had this thing for over 50 years, it’s one of the first tools I bought for my mechanic work.

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

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splintergroup

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#11 posted 09-02-2021 03:25 PM

I’m often shocked at the heirloom pieces people make for their shops, but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

Aside form the jewelry chest quality, the organizer method is first rate!

Just don’t drop or ding the thing when you move it! 8^)

I’m picturing you working while wearing a surgical smock, head sock, double latex and a respirator, that box belongs in a level 4 clean room!

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 09-02-2021 03:40 PM

nice enuff to keep in living room so it dont get dusty in the shop GREAT JOB :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 09-02-2021 03:41 PM



I m often shocked at the heirloom pieces people make for their shops, but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

Aside form the jewelry chest quality, the organizer method is first rate!

Just don t drop or ding the thing when you move it! 8^)

I m picturing you working while wearing a surgical smock, head sock, double latex and a respirator, that box belongs in a level 4 clean room!

- splintergroup


lol, well when I consider what these tools cost, they ought to have a good home! Would you settle for me only wearing a magnifying headlight? 8^D This chest weighs 15-1/2 pounds with the chisels and an empty bottom drawer. Shouldn’t be dropping it. I’m also building a cart to travel from the car to the class and back. I’ll post that, eventually.

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

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Dark_Lightning

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#14 posted 09-02-2021 03:44 PM



nice enuff to keep in living room so it dont get dusty in the shop GREAT JOB :<))))))

- GR8HUNTER


Thanks! I have a black trash bag to protect it from the elements!

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

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oldnovice

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#15 posted 09-03-2021 03:47 AM

Elegant design!
Your workmanship definitely shows in the project.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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