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A rolling toolcart that matches my previously made toolbox for metalwork toolings. Tried to keep the costs to a minimum, but still was more than I had originally expected. It is custom sized to fit my needs and works great. matches the toolbox great, moves easily around with the large wheels, and drawers operate smoothly. Very pleased with how this one came out, better then I expected.

Materials:
Mahogany plywood for carcass
Solid Mahogany for edging and drawer pulls
Oak for drawer boxes
Rock Maple for drawer fronts.
Full extension ball bearing slides
5" swivel double-locked wheels

The building process is blogged here

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This is incredible Sharon…..A toolbox that will live on for generations….nicely done.

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Very nice Sharon. This is a handsome piece that is yours and yours alone. You put as much mental effort as phsysical into this project with great results.
 

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Wow! I like to own one like this. Very functional and fine cranftmanship. Thanks for posting.

May I know what drawer slides were used in there???
 

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Hell that looks waaaaaayyyyyyyyy better then any Kennedy tool box i ever had when i was a machinist ….
 

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Looks fantastic, Sharon!

Although I've been quiet about it, I have enjoyed following along with your progress, thanks for keeping up an excellent blog journey. The results look great!
 

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Wow. I've been watching your blog off and on, and I knew this was going to be great. However, the finished set is even more beautiful than I imagined. Pretty good stuff for a yankee. :)
 

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WOW !! That is one fantastic looking Setup.
It must feel really good opening up one of those drawer and reaching in for a tool.

Your Blog was always a good read. i may now have to go back and read some of the parts i missed/skipped (sorry dude). This is that good.

Thanks for sharing your work.
 

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Sharon: Great job.

This should live on for a long time.
 

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Thanks for the comment everyone! This one will definitely stay around in the long run. Glad this is over, glad how it came out.

Charlie - I'm technically not a yankee, but just a look alike - does that still qualify?
 

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Very nice.

In a previous house, I used to work out of tool cart and found it very useful. I'm sure you will too.
 

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Finished just in time for the nice working weather! Great job and fun to follow your progress. Thanks for including the goofs as well as the greats… helps me understand the "how to" on this project.
Just a great piece of workshop furniture!
Ellen
 

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Congratulation!
It looks wonderful, and has been a joy to follow you.
Yes that sure is a wonderful pair, now you will smile each time you pick up a tool.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Great project, how about pic or 2 with some of the drawers open.
 

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I hate it. The finish is terrible. Proportions are all off. The tool box on top doesn't match. This thing doesn't belong in your shop. Let me know when you're going to set it out for the trash and build yourself another one!!!!

Of course I'm kidding. This is probably the coolest tool chest I've ever seen!
 

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Sharon -

You sure did a great job on this. It is both beautiful and functional - congratulations.
 

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Sharon, this is a great looking addition to your shop that not only is functional but it also looks pretty darn good. I have come to appreciate adding both functionality and form to shop furniture and your cart easily addresses both.
 

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Sharon - the blog was great, and the finished product is even better. Nicely done.

James
 

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Wow. It's so handsome. Really amazing. I wish it was mine;)
 

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Thanks for the comments.

Barry - Ha!

Scott - I'm like you on that one, at least for a hobby shop, it's nice to have it not only functional (really necessary) but also of decent form and pleasing to the eye which makes the hobby just feel better while doing it

Belg1960 - good thinking, I'll take a couple of open-drawers photos and add them later on.

Cory I put it out with the trash bins, if you want you can stop by and pick it up before someone else might
 
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