A Wonderful And Free Tool Cabinet Plan!

This attractive wooden tool chest is heavy duty and also sports antique looking hardware for lasting durability. My favorite find which was given to me for free is an old EAIA Pamphlet from 1971 that was put together for Old Bethpage Village in NY (which I remember going to in grade school) called ‘Of Plates and Purlins — Grandpa builds a Barn’ This great little pamphlet has a very Eric Sloane-esque feel to it and walks through the basics of building a dutch barn.

These wheels provide extra support and the swivel motion will allow you to turn and rotate your tool chest more easily than any of the tradition wheels sets the equip other tool storage devices, and allow you to move your tool chest close than ever to your working materials saving you from have to make repeated trips to your tool box, and saving your back from any heavy lifting.

This year I went on Thursday morning again and about 80% of the usual vendors I like to buy from were there and I figured I’d have an edge in getting whatever tool I was hunting for or whatever new treasure I didn’t know I needed until I saw it. Unfortunately the early bird did not get the worm this year — I only bought a couple of small items and only saw a few friends from NBSS.

If you’d like to learn more about Winterthur, please check out their website here And if you’d like to learn more about ‘400 Years of Massachusetts Furniture’ which is a series of events throughout the year at a consortium of museums and cultural institutions you can learn more about it here At the least you’ll learn how to efficiently pack tools in your tool chest….

I’m making that date assumption based on the architecture in the background and the more modern lumber they are sitting on. Even though they are sitting on a fairly modern looking lumber, likely to be used in a balloon frame, the men are holding slicks, mallets, draw knives, chisels of the scale used for timber framing, an earlier pre-bailey bench plane, framing square, bits with wooden handles, an adze, boxwood rules, a hand saw, a two man crosscut saw etc.

As you can see in the above toolpath simulations, the right hand design in Figure 4 was replicated four times (and then two of them flipped) to make the small drawer fronts shown in the upper part of Figure 5. Also, the left design in Figure 4 was replicated, node edited, mirrored, and flipped to merge those parts into a single design for the large drawer front.