Greetings. I just found this group. I have been doing wood work for quite
a number of years.
Is there a website around that has several designs, pictures, et cetera of
old toolboxes? I am looking for ones that would hold hundreds of tools, et
cetera in a number of different compartments.
I'm sure there are websites, but I'll have to defer to google to help
you find them. However, you might check out "The Toolbox Book" by
Tolpin/Taunton Press. I've read "The Workbench Book" (also through
Taunton), and that was excellent - good history, informative, useful
tips, helpful examples, etc.
I bought "the toolbox book" and found it to be very inspirational.
LeeValley doesn't stock it anymore, but Amazon says they have it.
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I think you have to narrow it down a bit. What sort of tools exactly?
How big of a box? Is it meant to be carried to job sites or does it
sit in the shop? Wall-hung? Rollaway?
If you build something like this
post some pictures when you're done...in five or ten years. ;)
While the Studley Tool Chest is probably at the high end of the
and an old kitchen cabinet with pegboard on the inside of the doors
the other, the one I did falls on the Studley side of the midpoint.
got over 100 tools in this thing and there's room for some more small
modules but I lost interest. No ebony or ivory (handy to work for a
piano maker, which Studley did), no inlays or turned and fluted half
columns etc. but it provides a home for a S**T Load of hand tools
and little things we acquire and use semi-regularly.
Here's one of two I did that may give you some ideas. Doing the
and doors then making modules for the various tools and things
gives you options to change or rearrange things - and can utilize
of the "Not enough to make a piece of furniture out of but too nice
to throw away or burn" wood you've no doubt stashed in every nook
and cranny in your shop (or am I the only one who does that?).
And here's some details and specifics about dimensions and
how it's hung on the wall - french cleats are handy.
Hmmmm- now that I have a lathe - maybe some turned rosewood
half columns, perhaps with flutes? NOT!
Next to making a real woodworking bench to suit the types of
things you do, making a tool cabinet is the second Right of
Passage on the woodworking journey - very specific to your
needs and tools.
And trust me - if they have a home to return to, especially
if they have their own room - tools won't run away and hide
from you. (If you put your tool cabinet near - within a step
or two - of your workbench, you'll put things away so you
can find them again the next time you need them - AND
you'll free up some benchtop space).
Hope this helps.
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 22:10:16 -0400, "Joseph Durham"
I think that your request is at least a bit of a contradiction. Old
timers did not have many tools - at least not like today. My
grandfathers shop was well known where I grew up and as a boy it was
extensive and elaborate to me. However, compared to the typical shop
today it is/was quite humble I guess. Especially related to
woodworking, the toolboxes of yesteryear are most likely going to be
Timothy Juvenal (sp?) reads this group and it is my impression that he
might have real knowledge on this subject.
You have to buy the plans though,but if your a pro woodworker the pics can
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