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I made this tool chest for my oldest son, to mimic an old Gerstner chest that I once saw at an antique store. I think I spent more time figuring the dimensions of all the pieces and how they interact with each other, than I did actually putting the wood to the tools. It's made out of quarter sawn white oak.

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That's a very fine looking tool chest,excellent work.
 

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Great Job!!!! I have one that is very similar - wish I had the talent to make it myself, instead I picked it up at the annual Gerstner warehouse sale here in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Of course the scratch and dent models like I got are not as pretty as yours. Even at the sale they can be pretty pricy, so I am sure you saved a bundle by building your own - plus you have the satisfaction of knowing that you made something that can be handed down to future generations. Just think, maybe someday yours will fool an expert on the Antiques Roadshow. :)
Thanks for sharing
 

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Very Very Nice
Your son will be very proud
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Very nice. I have always liked those tool chests and hope to someday make one myself. I could only hope it would come out as nice as this. I'm sure your Son will love it forever.
 

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Great job!
 

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Nice! Did you buy the Gerstner hardware for it?
 

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Beautiful.. and very true to the original!
 

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wow - fantastic
 

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A true work of craftsmanship. Your son should cherish it for the rest of his life.
 
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