Great job! Great piece of work!
It's also refreshing to see one of these masterpieces with REAL tools in it -- sanders, cordless drills, even a light and a plug strip -- rather than the usual museum of molding planes and brace-n-bits, plus of course the 3,412 chisels accumulated through years of not dating.
Great work, and I hope you are getting good use out of it. Not exactly portable, though....
wholly cow I wish I had that tool cabinet. is there a way to get plans? Great work, very inspiring. I need to make me one of those!
Kol, the plans were a kit bash of 2 articles from popular woodworking, one for a tool cabinet, the other for 19th century secretary (the center section). I wanted to do a period piece with all the hidden compartments, but this style doesn't go with my house, so into the shop it goes. I also used this project to try out all the different joiner techniques. This project hooked me on veneers.
It looks like this is loosely based on Glen Huey's design, right?
Great work! What kinda hours you have into it?
I am in the process of making something similar, but not quite as high-styled.
I would be afraid to keep tools in it, it is a masterpiece! How long did it take to build? And how did you find the time to pay attention to such detail for shop cabinets? Nice work!
It took 300 hours, but this was a learning project, I had never done dovetails or any veneer work. Plus the finish was brushed poly, which took time. I use to bruch most of my projects since I tended to work on them in the winter. Now a do about 1000 hours of work over the winter, and spray them all at once in the summer ( I don'[t have a booth, so I do it in the garage.) Way more efficient.
As for the plans, I didn't copy the first page of the article so I don't know who published it, but it was in popular woodworking. The middle section borrowed ideas from Popular Woodworking August 2000 Drop-Lid secretary by Troy Sexton and Fine Woodworking on-line video by Lonnie Bird.
This tool chest you call it is a thing of beauty. I'm not sure I would store tools in it, maybe Gold or some other expensive item. True craftsmanship Great Job !!!
Real nice piece of work
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