CHEST STYLE TOOLBOX
One man's answer for safe and organized storage for finer instruments!
SHOP OWNER: Terry Dickinson
LOCATION: Orleans, MI
I was in need of a place to store my more expensive measuring tools and marquetry cutting knifes. The solution that I came up with was this machinist's chest style toolbox design. I did not use an actual design for this project, however I did model it after a Kennedy toolbox that I also own.
The walnut that I used for the case, lid, and drawer fronts came from a single air-dried piece I had saved for a special project like this one. The drawers and the slides are made of cherry and the banding, corner keys, and dowels are maple and mahogany.
The finish is hand-wiped polyurethane and I later rubbed the top with pumice and rottenstone until it was very smooth. The toolbox has been a welcome addition to my shop and I now have safe and organized storage for my finer instruments.
. . . Terry Dickinson