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Thread: My Tool Chest

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts

    My Tool Chest

    Well - It's done
    Sides and back are quarter sawn Cherry.

    Front is Cherry Edge on Maple - the cherry shows but not the maple - did that to save on the cherry - the maple I used was real inexpensive.

    Drawer fronts are Birdseye maple.

    Drawer sides and backs are maple.

    Drawer bottoms and birch ply 1/4 thick.

    Inside bottoms of drawers are lined with imitation leather.

    Top is carefully selected flat sawn Cherry. I actually cut it from the middle of a 12" wide board. The top is VERY very flat.

    The finish is poly only. 10 coats each coat thinned 50% with naptha and applied with a rag.

    DO TAKE NOTICE of the escushions behind the drawer knobs - specially made by a special guy that lives in Vermont. Thanks Tim!! They look GREAT!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Thumbs up

    Leo very nice work, Itís really a beautiful Machinist's Chest.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That's a beautiful piece of woodworking, Leo. How much time would you guess you have into it?
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    Vaughn, I have only worked on it occasionally as time permitted. But I would guess about 100 - 150 hours at completely finished.

    I cut the plans short to give me some diferent results. There are more to the plans that I planned on doing.

    What you see is what I was Planning to do.

    Some day I will get better and make it complete with raised panels for my wife, and with the panel doors.

    For now this is my benchtop tool chest for special and delicate tools.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    North Central Texas - DFW

    That is very nice. Almost too nice to use in the shop.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Leo, that is super nice!

    The attention to detail is really fantastic, thanks for sharing!
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    William Arthur Ward

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan
    Very nice work Leo. Now your tools have a proper home.

  8. #8
    That is sharp. Congratulations
    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!"

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Wonderful job Leo . Your tools will be spoiled.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. #10
    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    FANTASTIC! work Leo

    I would be very proud to show that one off if I had done the work.


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