Dutch Tool Chest F A I L

I had some 1 x 12 pine boards, and a recently completed Moxon vise, so I thought “why not build a Dutch Tool Chest”?  As I’m putting it together, I am starting to question the usefulness of this chest…

I don't think this is going to work out like I thought.

I don’t think this is going to work out like I thought.

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8 thoughts on “Dutch Tool Chest F A I L

  1. That’s exactly how I feel about tool chests.

  2. MC Escher was Dutch. Are you using his plans? LOL


    • Stoopit internet plans. Last time I’m buying form that Escher guy.

    • Ha, I had the same thought. 😉 Looks like you need to shorten your bottom board and recut one set of pins, no big deal.

      • Right, no biggie. I wasn’t happy with my dovetailing anyway, although if I keep trimming the bottom and re-cutting the pins to get that right I’ll end up with a very tall pencil box.

  3. LOL look familiar. Sure glad im not the only one 🙂

  4. Deniseg

    Oh yeah, I’ve totally made that mistake. I’m working on a tool box right now myself. And like you I made a Moxen vice before I started the project. My latest dovetail disaster was removing the tails rather than the pin recess in my last trim piece. Off to mill another trim piece.

    • I’ve made all of the classic mistakes, wonky sawing, cutting on the wrong side of the line, chopping out the “good” instead of the “waste”. And now, Dovetails by Salvador Dali. It’s all about practice, if I cut dovetails regularly (like more than once a year) it would be pretty natural, and I know I *can* do it, so I’m not worried.

      I don’t even need a tool chest, I’ll have to give it away because I keep my tools in a cabinet and don’t have room. It’s just a fun “breather” project.

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