Tool Chest Finished

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I posted pictures at a.b.p.w of the tool chest that I have been working on. Some of you wanted to see finished pictures. In addition to the details provided I also used KV full extension 100# self closing slides. I will probably modify the insides of the drawers a bit more but for the most part the chest can begin absorbing the over flow of tools. ;~)
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Similar tool box from Sears - $2,000 Similar tool box from Snap-On - $5,000
Doing it yourself - Priceless!
Not to mention it save a ton-o-dough!
Very nice work Leon
Dave
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YEAH I havd been looking at those boxes for a couple of years and decided to built it my way.

Precicely
Enough to build at least 5 or 6 more. ;~)

Thank you Dave.
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That is an absolutely gorgeous tool chest / roll cab. And to think all these years I thought my Snap-On boxes were as nice as they get . . . . Looks like the Laguna has inspired you . . . This is very much in line with the types of projects I hope to build in my new (1st) workshop . . . I'm sure I will not end up with such a nice end product . . . need practice , practice, practice . . . .
Just curious, I know your casters will support 500 lbs, but what do you think the load limit would be for the cabinet . . .although that probably is no relevant since you would be using it for woodworking tools and not wrenches, sockets , etc . . .
Any chance you would share plans and a source you found for casters, hardware , etc . . .
Again, very nice roll cab ! ! ! !
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Thank you Steve,
I drew the plans on Auto CAD LT and will post as a PDF file on a.b.p.w. since you asked. Keep in mind that these drawings get modified as I go and in most cases do not have every detail. I typically add details that I need to see before I actually build a particular part. I bought the casters at my local Northern Tool for about $30. I bought the plywood from Hardwood Products in Houston, Oak from a M&G Saw Mill in Huntsville, TX. Drawer Slides from Cornerstone Hardware in Houston. I think the cabinet will easily handle 900 lbs. The weight is carried by the 3/4" plywood sides which are reinforced and set into 1/4" deep dado's in the front and back face frames.
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Beautiful! What kind of drawer joinery?
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Thank you sir.
Drawer Joinery? Ugly. LOL
This is a Tool box. It started out to be cheap simple storage but....
LOL I used rabbets on the drawers corners reinforced with brads and dado's for the drawer bottoms.
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Great job Mr. Leon!
I have mulled over a similar project but have yet to get to it.
I thought the drawer faces really had character and fit right in to the workshop.
If(when) it fills up, do you think it will be very difficult to move? I have not used casters that large on a cabinet and am just wondering. If I do one at some point I hope this area(Austin area) will have the same quality materials and hardware available.
Enjoy it sir!
Ron Truitt
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Thank you sir,

I know the feeling. I poindered spending 1K+ for a larger steel roll around and top box.

That wood does have character. I did not realise how good it looked until I varnished the handles. I love the color and have quite a bit more for a real piece of furniture that I want to have that "old" look.

No. Empty, my wife can push it around with her finger.
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Thank you again.
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Great to see you finally got a Ron Truit.
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Hello I am new at this. How do I go about getting a look at this chest?
Thanks Loretta
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You need to go to alt.binaries,pictures.woodworking to view this. (abpw) Not all newsreaders allow this. It is pretty obvious when you get there which thread it is. It is called Finished Tool Chest.
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Leon (in oa%cg.76380$ snipped-for-privacy@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com) said:
| I posted pictures at a.b.p.w of the tool chest that I have been | working on. Some of you wanted to see finished pictures.
Beautiful job, Leon!
Maybe too good - your wife may want it for a jewelery chest...
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Thank you Morris.

Yeah that might be true had I not built her a chest similar to this that houses a Long Arm sewing machine and all her quilting tools. The jewelry would fit in a kitchen match box.
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Leon ...
What a smashing piece of work! If I had something that gorgeous in my shop, SWMBO would lay claim to it in a NY minute.
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Thank you Cap'n.
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As I've indicated in an earlier post . . . The Chest Is REALLY ! ! ! NICE ! ! !
Also, just curious . . . are you still happy with the Laguna . . . . I beleive you went with the LT16HD ?
Steve

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Absolutely, no compromises.
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Yes
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I am a little late getting here Leon, but man that chest is gorgeous. I like the feel of it being a woodworking tool cabinet, not just a set of modified mechanic's Snap On tool box.
Like some of the others here, I really like the handles. A great touch to be sure, but a really useful design.
Thinking of Swingman's post, please tell me you cut bandsaw dovetails with the new Italian in your workshop....
(Just kidding!)
Robert
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Unfortunetly Im not able to get to the other group, im using google groups do any of you know how to get there?
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