Medium-Sized Wooden Tool Chest

I just purchased the August 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking (the issue with Christopher Schwarz’ Traveling Tool Chest on the cover) and can’t wait to start work on the tool chest.  First, I need to fetch some 3/4″ pine from the lumber yard for the carcass and the trays.  From there, I’ll figure out additional materials for the rest of the pieces on a rolling basis.

I like my Craftsman Top Chest set up and plan to continue using it as long as I’m in my current apartment.  But I haven’t ever built a wooden tool chest before and would like to give it a try.  The wooden tool chest will probably find a permanent home in my next shop.

I think I should build that benchtop bench first, so I have a moxon-style vise for gang-cutting the dovetails.  I’m sure the Milkman’s Workbench is up to the task, but that might require double-sided taping the boards together because the screws on the Milkman’s can shift the work during tightening.



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