Classic Machinist's Chest

comments (2) May 13th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

srtu3456t2eads srtu3456t2eads, member
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This chest was inspired by a tool chest my father owned. Unlike many modern machinist’s chests, a current machinist’s handbook actually fits in the handbook drawer. The chest is built entirely out of quarter sawn white oak, except for the drawer bottoms, which are made of 1/8” Baltic birch. I was unable to find a suitable set of plans to build the chest, so I designed my own plans. These plans are now available for purchase on eBay.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, tool chest


Comments (2)

MACHINISTCHEST MACHINISTCHEST writes: Great plan, I purchased a set myself, built the chest and installed all the hardware in nickel from one supplier. WWW.MACHINISTCHEST.COM
Posted: 9:24 am on April 23rd

JazKat JazKat writes: Beautiful, excellent work. I'm going to check out ebay for the plans.
Posted: 9:48 pm on June 2nd

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