The tool chest described in this article is practical, enduring, and simple. Building it with handtools can be a bridge to an era when woodworkers had an abundance of skill, but no power tools. Practicing the techniques will make you more confident with your hand tools and afterward, you may find them an indispensable resource in your day-to-day shop tasks. From dovetails to pins and finish options, Chris Gochnour shows you how to build an admirable chest.

From Fine Woodworking #169


CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


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