Ben Sandness

Builder / Thinker / Artist / Designer

Hand Tool Chest

Hand Tool Chest - Open

This is a tool chest for my hand tools to live in.  It is made from walnut and sycamore with double-dovetail joints at the corners and a thick slab of figured sycamore for the lid with walnut breadboard ends.  Aside from the thicker 6/4 sycamore top, the rest of the lumber is 4/4.  The box has internal dimensions of 33″ x 18″ x 8″.  Inside, there is integrated storage for planes, saws, and my brace.  Other small miscellaneous tools fit in the “in between” areas.  The goal of this project was to give a suitable home for revered hand tools, while also working to push my abilities and craftsmanship to their limit.  This is as much a functional home for tools as it is a homage to them.

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