Building the Perfect Tool Chest by Jim Stack

By Jim Stack

Construct the instrument chest of your desires!

Why pay money for prepackaged instrument packing containers in the event you could make anything greater from scratch - a device field adapted on your particular wishes?

In development definitely the right software Chest, grasp craftsman Jim Stack presents whole fabrics lists, plans and step by step directions for development 15 trendy, but functional, designs.

Perfect for hand instruments and gear instruments alike, tasks diversity from dependent rolling cupboards to utilitarian tote containers - a variety that guarantees anything for each woodworker, it doesn't matter what your point of ability. It's all of the suggestions you want to craft the instrument chest layout you've been dreaming of - vintage, modern or uniquely your personal!

Projects contain:
Handy field Small device chest instrument caddy Ten-drawer chest Jim's toolbox Rolling software cupboard Cabinetmaker's chest Journeyman's tote field Sliding-door cupboard aircraft cupboard & case Pegboard-lover's cupboard Fly-tying field Southwestern chest Curved-front chest 21st-century software cupboard

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Step 6 • Cut the stopped grooves (which are the tracks for the guide dowels in the flipper door G) in the end panels A, using a 1 ⁄ 4" straight router bit. ) You can do this as shown on a router table or you can set up a router with a guide fence. Use the bottom of the panel as a reference for the guide fence. step 8 • Set up a dado cutter on the table saw and attach a sacrificial fence to your standard fence. Machine the drawer glides X and the drawer sides N, P and Q. Then machine the drawer backs R, S, T and U with just the rabbet for the drawer bottoms.

See the technical drawing for hole location. ^ ^ tip step 5 • When the dovetails have been cut and fit, dry fit the box to be sure all is in order. Then assemble using glue. The sides B and ends A of this box are thick enough that no clamping blocks were needed directly over the joint. Use no more clamping pressure than is needed so the parts don’t distort. Using a rabbet-cutting router bit, cut the 1 ⁄ 2" × 1 ⁄ 2" rabbet on the inside bottom of the box. Square out the corners of the rabbet and cut the bottom panel C to fit.

If you want to make a larger version of this chest, add more drawers or make the top deeper, feel free to do so. This is a basic starter unit for someone with a few screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers and socket sets. cabinetmaker’s This tool chest is a classic design. chest 45 70598 I project 07 044-053 new 9/4/08 8:19 PM Page 46 3/16" lip typ. on all drawer fronts. Raised panel detail 1" 1/8" 19° 5/16" 3/16" This is the angle as it is read on the table saw blade tilt gauge. Typical drawer construction 1/8" x 1" dowels Backs have no side groove, just rabbet for bottom.

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