Tool chest

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Project by dcountry posted 11-28-2013 03:18 AM 1590 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I volunteer at a alternative high school working with at risk kids. Unfortunately many of their tools are sub par and I bring in my own to work on projects and teach the kids a little. I recently taught a inner city kids how to cut dovetails. It was the first time he picked up any type of tools. Anyways I went and got lunch one day to come back and found the kids trying to figure out my planes, specifically my Veritas shooting plane.. Well we had some cherry laying around that was destined for the burn pile so I made a tool chest. It’s 22 inches deep 23 inches tall and 38 inches wide. Turned out pretty good for a thrown together chest. All it cost me was the lock and the pull rings. Box joint throughout using my Leigh jig but no sandpaper touched it. Fun project. Need to finish the inside lid after I mount a few things.

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#1 posted 11-28-2013 04:31 AM

I love antique tool chests. Like a treasure chest for men.

-- Paul, West Hollywood,

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 01:58 PM

Outstanding job on both the chest AND the kids!

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

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#3 posted 11-28-2013 03:55 PM

Cherry going to the burn pile?? Didn’t know there was such a thing lol.

Cool…. nice tool chest :o)

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#4 posted 11-28-2013 04:09 PM

Hey, that looks familiar. Nice toolchest.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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