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Machinist Tool Chest
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September 26, 2018, 02:29:40 PM
I designed this tool chest to be of a fairly typical design. It was fun to design and it has been a delight to be building it in the shop. Check out my Instagram page for photos of the build to the point I am at.

I thought that this would make a great new tutorial so I chose to create a new pay-for TC 2018 video tutorial series for it if anyone is interested.

See introductory video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bXWc2ujxxc&t=27s
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 06:44:11 PM by Don Cheke »

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September 28, 2018, 01:12:03 PM
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Looks good, Don (although I'd put wheels on it).


Jeff

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* September 29, 2018, 05:38:32 AM
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Nice work Don.

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September 29, 2018, 06:34:51 AM
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Looks good, Don (although I'd put wheels on it).


Jeff

    Wheels? 

Regards Tim

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September 29, 2018, 06:37:21 AM
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Don,

    will we get the pleasure of seeing the finished product?
    It looks like a very good project to master.

Regards Tim

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September 29, 2018, 08:08:36 AM
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Don,

    will we get the pleasure of seeing the finished product?
    It looks like a very good project to master.

Regards Tim

Thanks Tim,
I will post a picture or two when I finish the build. I am very close, although I will still need to put a finish on it. It is getting too cold to do the finish in the garage/shop, so I might have to ask my wife if she minds that I do that part at the kitchen/dinning room table. I am pondering just a clear coat, but I am not 100% sure.


September 30, 2018, 02:37:19 AM
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Looks good, Don (although I'd put wheels on it).


Jeff

    Wheels? 

Regards Tim

The tool chests I saw out on the manufacturing floors where I worked all had wheels so the assemblers could move them to various work stations.


Jeff


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September 30, 2018, 07:26:53 AM
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Looks good, Don (although I'd put wheels on it).


Jeff

    Wheels? 

Regards Tim

The tool chests I saw out on the manufacturing floors where I worked all had wheels so the assemblers could move them to various work stations.


Jeff

Jeff,

ah, I see.

What Don is constructing, I believe, is what is also known as a toolmakers chest/cabinet.
They are fairly small and sit on top of the users workbench, typically.  Many are beautifully made and finished.
Inside are stored such things as micrometers, slip gauges, calipers, taps and dies, et cetera.

Regards Tim

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* September 30, 2018, 11:20:24 AM
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Looks good, Don (although I'd put wheels on it).


Jeff

    Wheels? 

Regards Tim

The tool chests I saw out on the manufacturing floors where I worked all had wheels so the assemblers could move them to various work stations.


Jeff

Jeff,

ah, I see.

What Don is constructing, I believe, is what is also known as a toolmakers chest/cabinet.
They are fairly small and sit on top of the users workbench, typically.  Many are beautifully made and finished.
Inside are stored such things as micrometers, slip gauges, calipers, taps and dies, et cetera.

Regards Tim

Similar to The Essential Tool Chest found at Fine Woodworking.

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September 30, 2018, 01:23:27 PM
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John,

    yes, that's what I was talking about - nice job.

Regards Tim

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October 01, 2018, 02:54:17 AM
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Similar to The Essential Tool Chest found at Fine Woodworking.

At 3:00 minutes in, he puts it on a rolling cart... with wheels.    ;)


Jeff

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October 16, 2018, 05:33:29 PM
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I finally finished up the machinist tool chest today. I decided to go with gray paint for a finish. I also decided to forgo the hasp and the draw catches that I had planned. Instead, I 3D printed some black edge pulls. Since this is for my own use, likely in my office, it didn't need all the other heavy hardware that was originally planned. It was fun to build.


October 16, 2018, 11:45:29 PM
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Don,

    good job!
    Thanks for letting us see the finished article.
    And, some nice autumnal sunshine for the photographs.

Regards Tim

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