Tool Till

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Project by TDog posted 04-20-2012 04:55 AM 3856 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool Till

It is made from Southern Yellow Pine. I built this tool till after watching a Christopher Schwarz trailer for his Anarchist’s Tool Chest DVD on youtube. He took his main hand tools out of the chest and slid them into some type of till or hanging system on his bench. I figured this would also keep me from reaching in and out of my tool chest thousands of times during a work session in the garage. The till currently rests on the back of my workbench out of the main work area but within arms reach. I could not resist adding my Stanley Smoothing Plane and a guage into the shot for a full picture.

I also added a photo of the main books I have received many ideas for modification from and plenty of great reading time over the last several months. From left to right they are the following:

The Anarchist’s Tool Chest (Black Cover) Great for hand tools and tool chest ideas plus much more
The Joiner and the Cabinet Maker (Red Cover) a great read and early look into hand tool work trades
The Essential Woodworker (Dark Maroon Cover) the technical parts and images of joinery

In the Till

5 Marples Blue Chip Chisels (Made in Sheffield England) passed down from my Grandfather
1 Lie Nielsen Dove Tail Saw
1 Stanley wooden and steel square
1 Off Brand Panel Saw

Mount it or make it modular as you choose.

Icheck out a few videos, books, or images and go for it.
It seems to be an easy or at least straight forward build. I had a blast

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 11:25 AM

I have plenty of drawer space, but I still hang as much as possible on the walls. I like to be able to see what I’m looking for without digging. I can also see what I forgot to put back.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 09:15 PM

Everything in its place yet ready to grab and put to work. I like it, thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 10:32 PM

Ya it helps when working for easy access

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 12:13 AM

it keeps you organized and gave you something to make.
nice job

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#5 posted 05-01-2012 08:36 PM

Nice work!

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