I should have mentioned it in my previous post, but it is no accident the new saw till is made from 3/4″ pine. I didn’t want to waste time and materials on a hardwood version until I confirm it worked within the space. And working within the space seems to be the most important part of the Dutch tool chest.
The saw till debacle brings up a larger point about the importance of spacing. I did not measure my own chisel handles (Narex, which are about 1 3/8″ wide) before spacing the 1/2″ holes in the tool rack. I took Chris Schwarz at face value on the 1 1/8″ spacing, and I have since suffered for it. My chisels only fit the rack when turned 90°. Live and learn.
The lesson is this: trust, but verify.