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Rob Young
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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6554170 - 11/03/13 12:38 AM

I should add that I believe my build time is at least 24 hours. Again, this is due to the more complicated finishing schedule. If I'd just painted the outside and left the inside bare, it would probably be 20 to 22 hours. Building a second one I'm certain I could be much quicker. However I don't expect to be building a second one any time soon.

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Rob Young
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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6554178 - 11/03/13 01:01 AM

Went into my sticker stash as it seems one must also put a logo or personal mark on the outside...



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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6554202 - 11/03/13 05:23 AM

Rob you did a really nice job on that chest, the more I see it the more I like it and will have to build one of these . Thank you for showing all the photo's this helps a lot.

Steve


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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6555624 - 11/04/13 10:58 AM

That turned out really nicely. Thanks for the build-along.

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- T. S. Eliot

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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6555744 - 11/04/13 12:28 PM

Nice job Rob!!

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Rob Young
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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Bob-Jones]
      #6558166 - 11/06/13 10:27 AM

Bob-Jones said:


Nice work. I've been posting the same build on my blog the biggest cheep challenge is the hinges. I finally settled on some strap hinges that worked out. I'll post about them soon. It's a fun build.




I can't remember if I mentioned it elsewhere in this string of nonsense but:

* My original goal was to use hinges, etc. from the hardware store. I'd get the zinc ones and strip them then "rust" them.

Turns out, this was about $40 in hardware once I bought what I thought was large enough handles and strap hinges.

A little investigating with on-line sources for hardware that more closely resembles that in the Oct PWW issue I came out at $75 with shipping. And I wouldn't need to do the stripping and other chemistry experiments.

So I returned the zinc hardware to Ace Hardware and went with parts from VanDyke. I've said before and it has been said to me many times, "Don't cheap out on hardware".

Spent about 1.5x on the hardware as on the lumber but in the end, I'm happy with the look.

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cputnam
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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6558218 - 11/06/13 11:16 AM

Do you expect to use the chest in "normal" life? Have you? If so, what do you think of it?

Or is it just a classy transport package?

Regardless, well done and thank you for sharing with us.

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Rob Young
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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: cputnam]
      #6558236 - 11/06/13 11:31 AM

cputnam said:


Do you expect to use the chest in "normal" life? Have you? If so, what do you think of it?

Or is it just a classy transport package?

Regardless, well done and thank you for sharing with us.




* Original goal : learn how these go together and where people might stumble so I can actually be useful in January.

* Secondary goal : have a portable tool chest that can hold sufficient "stuff" for when I run clinics at the KCWG and need to bring my toys along.

* Tertiary goal : have a place to store stuff at home.

I accomplished my primary goal and I've got a few notes and photographs that will help me remember what did and didn't work as well. For me at least.

I have not yet tested my secondary goal as the chest is still at home. I have discovered how easy it is to overload these chests.

I have accomplished my tertiary goal as I've got it setting on a saw bench (crap, now I need to replace a saw bench) and made a few small projects at the bench moving tools in and out.

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Souperchicken
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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6558329 - 11/06/13 12:51 PM

Thanks very much for posting this build-along, can you show some pics of the hinges installed, and perhaps a link to the ones you used?

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Rob Young
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Re: Dutch Tool Chest - prototype [Re: Souperchicken]
      #6558358 - 11/06/13 01:05 PM

Souperchicken said:


Thanks very much for posting this build-along, can you show some pics of the hinges installed, and perhaps a link to the ones you used?




Pictures of the hinges installed are above. They are the ones suggested in the PWW article from VanDyke. http://www.vandykes.com/

If you mean pictures of the installation process, that I didn't bother with because all you need to do is cut away some gains to clear the knuckles. That is if you are OK having the lower leaf on the outside of the chest. If you want the hinges completely within the chest, you need to make some compound bends in the hinge to get the knuckle in the right spot.

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