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I decided to make a single drawer base for the tool chest.
http://www.routerforums.com/axlmyks-...ool-chest.html
The construction is basically the same, but with a couple differences.

I made a top and bottom like the dividers and bottom of the chest, the 2 sides are made the same, but the back is a little different. Since the chest will rest mainly on the sides, I didn't make the back as strong as I could have. All it does it keep the base square.





After gluing the top and bottom, I clamped the top to the bottom of the tool chest. I then drilled 2 5/16" holes through the base top, into the chest bottom 1/4". These will be used to place 5/16" dowels into the base top, and the chest will be indexed to that, preventing it from moving off the base.










Now it's time to start measuring for the drawer and sanding the base parts.

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Great work Mate.
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Atta boy Mike. Keep Harrys pictures coming.




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HI Mike,

That is truly a wonderful job.

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Nice job Mike.. I like how you re making them nest on each other.

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What a beautiful job of the chest and photo shoot, both deserve a "best in show" award.
I do however have to agree with Electron, flush brass ring pulls would have been appropriate!

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What a beautiful job of the chest and photo shoot, both deserve a "best in show" award.
I do however have to agree with Electron, flush brass ring pulls would have been appropriate!

I've just dug out this shot of a chest that I made nineteen years ago when my grandson was born, it shows what I had in mind for the knobs.
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I had considered the flush pulls, but don't like them. I'd rather have a knob to hold. Easier to get to. Smaller knobs would have been better, and I'm still looking.

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To each his own Mike, I'm sure you're not alone in liking a knob to hold.

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Harry with tongue firmly in cheek. Man, we really missed you. Mike, your project is awesome. Thanks for following a published plan. The magazines have pro's to complete the work. It is a breath of fresh air for a hobbyist from our site to create such a great piece. -Derek
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