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
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. ;~)
Comments or suggestions welcome.
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 ! ! ! !
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 $30. I bought the plywood from Hardwood
Products in Houston, Oak from a M&G Saw Mill in Huntsville, TX. Drawer
Slides from Cornerstone Hardware in Houston.
I think the cabinet will easily handle 900 lbs. The weight is carried by
the 3/4" plywood sides which are reinforced and set into 1/4" deep dado's
in the front and back face frames.
Thank you sir.
Drawer Joinery? Ugly. LOL
This is a Tool box. It started out to be cheap simple storage but....
LOL I used rabbets on the drawers corners reinforced with brads and
dado's for the drawer bottoms.
Great job Mr. Leon!
I have mulled over a similar project but have yet to get to it.
I thought the drawer faces really had character and fit right in to the
If(when) it fills up, do you think it will be very difficult to move? I
have not used casters that large on a cabinet and am just wondering.
If I do one at some point I hope this area(Austin area) will have the
same quality materials and hardware available.
Enjoy it sir!
I know the feeling. I poindered spending 1K+ for a larger steel roll around
and top box.
That wood does have character. I did not realise how good it looked until I
varnished the handles. I love the color and have quite a bit more for a
real piece of furniture that I want to have that "old" look.
No. Empty, my wife can push it around with her finger.
Leon (in oa%cg.76380$ email@example.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...
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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....
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