Having acquired a 19th century English joiner’s chest from my godfather, and somehow managing to get it into the back of my car (with my father’s help), I was faced with the great challenge of getting it out of the car and into the workshop (without any help). After pulling out the tills and most of the tools , it was still too awkward to lug into the house. Saw benches and rolling dollies to the rescue.
I think it’s worth mentioning that the overall dimensions are 37″ long, by 22″ wide by 19″ high. Subtract 1.5″ all around to get the true size of the carcase. That makes it somewhere between the full Anarchist’s Tool Chest and the traveling variety. That’s a long way of saying it is every bit large enough for my entire set of hand tools. And that’s a very long way of saying I’ve officially abandoned that large Dutch tool chest I was building.
The chest clearly needs some cleanup work, but I have no reason to believe I’m not up to the task. But before I get too far along that route, I think an inventory is in order.
More on that next time.