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I wanted a home for my rehabbed antique chisels & wanted to put my hand tools through some paces. I built the case out of cheap poplar stock from Lowe's. The surfaces were hand planed with the trusty 40, 7, 5, 4, and 80. The carcass is assembled with hand-cut dovetails. The rebates were executed with a 78. Dovetail dividers by hand. It houses my collection of Winchester & Butcher socket chisels utilizing a variety of wood handles turned on the lathe with tenoned leather butts. My favorite paring chisel is the one at the extreme right with a fat olivewood handle.

I plan to execute a proper ultilitarian chest of drawers out of a more pleasing wood. Thanks for looking! Al

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Thanks Barry! I'm noticing your signature & it's particularly relevant to this project! I'm not confident enough to try a new technique on a piece of $15/BF lumber that I spent a week dimensioning. I couldn't agree with you more; I cut more poplar & pine than I do cherry and walnut. Thanks for the comment, Al
 

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niicee chest with a great toolcollection in it or is it only exclusive cheiselchest

good job on both the chest and on the lathe

take care
Dennis
 

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Thanks Dennis, it started off as a chisel-only chest. Eventually, my No45's worked their way into the "plane cave" at the bottom & some frequently reached-for measuring tools occupied the top. I tend to reach for my sawed-off Marples & 2-cherries for routine tasks & really only got into the chest for mortise chisels. I've got about 20 E-bay'd Butchers that need some attention. I'll definitely share them when completed. Thanks for the comment! Al
 

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huu something I will look forward to see
next from homemade tools refurbed/restored is the best thing to use
gives a speciel feeling when you can tuch the history of the former owner and craftsman :)

Dennis
 

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Wauuu some beauties, I had to check out after our words, happy tor hear the wonderful round butt is the favorite, you know why.
Wonderful work you have done.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Laughing with MaFe! What's better to love?
 

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Envious of the work and chisel collection. I just picked up two more chisels that I have to re-hab.
 

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Nice chisels. Did you restore them yourself? I have bought a few old ones from ebay
 

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Rice Man, I did restore them myself & like you, I'm an avid Ebay hunter. I'm big on Butcher & Witherby but any chisel is welcome in my shop. I hope you'll share yours one of these days!
 

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Stopped to look at your projects after seeing your Andy comment. This chest has a good visual feel. Maybe its the picture composition, but I think its because of the chisels?
 
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