The chisel Chest is done. I started the project on 5/25/2014. It was completed 7/22/2014. So About 8 weeks. Probably about 10 sessions in the shop.
he chest uses full extension 16″ slides. There are 6 2 1/2″ drawers and one 5″ drawer. The carcus construction is all Home Depot SandePly with Pocket Hole joinery. The inside drawer dimensions are 31″ wide x 14 1/2″ deep.
This is step #3 in a five step process so my planes and backsaws will have a new nice home and my new workbench will be happy.
Step 1 was a new set of shelves. This cleared space so I could move my 8 organizer boxes to the right side of the cutoff saw table.
Step 2 was moving the organizer boxes. had to reset some shelves .
Step 3 is the Chisel Chest. This will clear all of the chisels from the white tool wall
Step 4 is to build a plane and saw till. These will be open and attached to the white tool wall.
Step 5 is a NEW workbench.
Since I am writing this a few weeks after the completion and moving lots of stuff to the Chisel Chest, I can say that I really enjoy it’s function. All of my marking tools are in the first two drawers. So much easier to find the specific “tool” that I need. I think this is really going to end up with me setting up the new working bench 180 degrees from how I have worked for 10 years. If my thinking is right, this will end up reducing the number of steps while doing hand work. And not really change much while I do machine work. More on that later.
So here is the chisel chest in it’s new home. I think it looks really great and I am very pleased with the result.
The Album shows the entire build process with comments.