I hit a milestone over the long weekend on the medium tool chest project. I am officially done with the carcass. The skirts are fitted, the drawers are done and the saw tills and chisel rack are attached. There is literally nothing left build-wise but the lid and dust seal.
The whole assembly has become a bit unwieldy, so I think I’ll pause the build process so I can paint the box and attach the handles. I think two coats of paint on a lazy September day will do just fine.
Cards on the table, I’ve enjoyed the build, but I don’t think I’ll actually use this tool chest in my apartment woodworking shop. It’s just not big enough for all of my tools. I don’t own a set of moulding planes, but I definitely own more than just two panel saws and three backsaws.
That having been said, I stuffed the chest full of tools this morning, for the first and last time.
The deep tray:
And the shallow tray:
It felt almost disingenuous staging all of those tools for a couple of pictures, but I to confirm my suspicion that this was the wrong size tool chest for me. Plus, I got some pretty good tool pron out of it.
I will still complete the entire build so I can gift the chest to someone.