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Thread: Machinist Chest

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Machinist Chest

    I made 2 of these tool boxes patterned after Gerstner Wood Chests. I also made 2 from The Toolbox Book by Jim Tolpin. Iíve been very happy with mine and I gave my partner and his sons, each a box for their use at the tool shop.
    Some of the prep work, showing Rockler square ups, when dry fitting every thing, making sure every part fits the way it should. This should be done prior to glue up.
    It will save a lot of second guess work on my part. Have fun look over the photos.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Looks like a very challenging project. And the results look like something that will be treasured for generations.

  3. #3
    Nice job and that is coming from a person that likes making toolboxes himself. I got Jim's book myself and its pretty good. A little bit of everything really.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    That’s a thing of beauty Gayl. I have always lusted after a nice Gerstner but when I entered the trade I couldn’t afford one so I bought the large Kennedy machinist chest instead. The Kennedy has served me well all these years but I still want a Gerstner.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    --Winston Churchill, in response

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    oswego county , upstate n.y.
    hi gayl

    beautiful work on both chests

    almost makes me wish my name was tom or bob wheeler
    what are you building today ??


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Very nicely done Gayl.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    WOW - that is quite AWESOME,

    I really love these wooden tool chests.

    You did such an AWESOME job on yours.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    North Central Texas - DFW
    Very nice job. All these tool boxes makes me think I should try and build one.

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