34 comments on “Tool Chest: Project Info

  1. Thanks Paul and Joseph for yet another great up coming project. I have really been waiting for this one so i can store my tool’s after i finish my bench ( Paul’s bench ) . Can’t wait to get started on this one.


  2. Hello Boys,

    I’ve been following The Olde Master (“TOM”) for a short while now. I am so thrilled to finally become a member. I cannot wait to start creating my tool chest. I am very grateful to TOM for his commitment to the cause of real craftsmanship, i.e. The Real Woodworking Campaign. It has lit a fire in my belly that I have not felt for many years.

    Thank you, Sir, thank you very much.

    Cheers from New York City,

    PS anyone in the Westchester area, please reach out. I’d love to start a ‘guild’ with like minds.

  3. Brilliant series, loved every episode and learned so much. I would like to ask this though…does anyone have a rough guid to how much the materials for this tool chest would cost? Obviously the price would differ from wood to wood but let’s say for argument I could choose between Oak, Pine and Mahogany….roughly how much might this tool chest cost to make in each wood…..I’m very new to wood working so I have very little knowledge about sourcing wood and how much I should be paying for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  4. I remember many many years ago when I was just starting out as a machinist I wanted a Gerstner tool box but never could afford one, now perhaps I can make my own facsimile.
    I really want to make this box maybe not quite the same but very similar. Now all I need are the skills.

    Thanks for this Paul,

  5. I’m excited to start this project, but I don’t have a plow plane and I’m already buying a router to get started. Has anyone substituted a flat board for the top and bottom panels instead of the raised panels and plywood? This would eliminate the need for the plow, but might add some extra weight to the box overall. Any thoughts?

    • I did a very serviceable job with a tenon saw and a chisel/poor man’s router. Takes a lot longer though. I just ran a pair of gauge lines down the centre of the piece I wanted to plough, then slowly worked along the cut with the saw and removed the waste with the chisel. The depth is a bit variable, however

  6. Hallo Paul Seller (and the rest of the group),
    You’re doing a very good job, thanks.
    I wonder if there is also a plan for the tool chest and I cannot simply find it.

    Thanks for all the really fantastic teaching you do Paul.

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