Dave Riendeau said “I keep seeing that great looking redish brown tool box and chest in Pauls videos, anybody know what that might be made of? Its a beautiful piece of furniture, one day I hope to make one like that.”
The box in question looks like a top loading tool chest with lower drawers for small tools. It’s elevated for ease of use and potentially made using mahogany or mahogany stained pine. I tend to avoid using oak for tool storage due to it’s tannin content and it’s effect on ferrous metals.
I have the wall behind my bench set up with a french cleat system, inspired by the Logan Cabinet Shop videos by Bob R. Tools are hung/held by special holders designed for each tool, mostly dowels inserted into a matching piece of french cleat. Appliances (Shooting Board, bench hook with protractor glued to it, etc) are hung by a matching french cleat (with the point planed down for strength) used as a stop for double duty Fortunately I have a window sill right behind my bench large enough to set my #3, #4, #5, and block plane on , and my #7 came to me with a hanger hole drilled in it already, so it hangs on the window frame above the others. For saws I built a hanger similar to this http://www.timberframe-tools.com/tools/saw-till-with-balls/, only with pieces of glue stick rather than rubber balls. Works well. All in all I’m pretty happy, but I still need to come up with an efficient solution for storing auger bits. Anyone have a good solution that keeps them accessible?
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