Shop furniture--chisel chest

Charlie Buchanan

Charlie
Corporate Member
Another project from offcuts and shorts that have been taking up space. I have had chisels rattling around in drawers all over the shop and wanted to gather the ones I use regularly into one place. I have to keep the chisels under cover since I don't have climate control in the shop and a tool in the open will rust. I have been working on this intermittently for a while and got to the point of making the drawer dividers yesterday. Still have one drawer divider set to go.
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Chest is cherry with poplar secondary wood.

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Straightforward dovetailed case on a short frame. Long drawer fronts are shop made veneer. Some of the wood was not too attractive so I covered it up.

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The dividers are drop-in so they can be easily changed as necessary or removed entirely when some future owner has no chisels to store.

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These are used for cleaning up dovetails so they ride together so I can move them to the bench in the drawer when needed.
 

sawman101

Bruce Swanson
Corporate Member
Hot dang that's a pretty chest--I think this is the first time I ever said that to a man! Well crafted Charlie!
 

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