Posts Tagged With: G&G Tool Chest

Greene & Greene Tool Chest – Updated

Once I thought about the renderings I did last night I realized the missing details were bugging me, so I decided to update it with the missing bits.  It looks more finished to my eye now, although there are a number of things that I’d still want to tweak.  This is close enough for my purposes, and was a good experience getting familiar with SolidWorks 2011 — I had been using the 2009 version because of some other limitations.

So, what’s new in this version?

I added a simple base.  It’s a small detail, but I think it makes it look a lot more finished.  I changed the top so that it has breadboard ends with ebony plugs, and I added the same stylized inlay as on the front panel (silver wire with copper accents and abalone shell inlay.  I had to fiddle around to figure out how to get the abalone inlay to render, but I got it sorted out.  I also added handles on the sides for carrying, in the same style as the Bush Curio Cabinet, more or less.  It looks finished now, although if I build it one day I’ll need to spend more time futzing with the inlay design, and maybe a few other details.

There is a G&G Inlay class at the William Ng school this spring, I’d really like to attend that.  I’d better start saving my pennies.

Updated Model

Updated Model

Details

Details

 

More Details

More Details

 

 

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Greene & Greene Tool Chest

I’ve been toying with the idea of building a tool chest for a few years, every since I read Christopher Schwarz’ “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest”.  I thought of building one just exactly as he prescribed, then later thought about a wall mounted option (which I build for the pure efficiency of it) and lately I’ve been toying with building a Dutch chest.  The original impetus was to store my tools, but the wall-mounted chest I build has been working really well for me.  The idea of building a dutch tool chest is just for fun, and possibly to give as a gift for a friend.

I joked about making a “Greene & Greene Dutch Chest” once, and the idea kinda stuck.  I thought I’d draw it up and see how it might play out.  I’d intended to incorporate more details into it, and I might play with it some more, but for now this is enough.

Will I build it?  Maybe, but it’s not high on my list.  I’d want to play with the design more to work out the kinks.

(these are high-res renderings – you can click on them for a larger version)

Dutch Tool Chest, ala G&G

Dutch Tool Chest, ala G&G

Inlay Detail

Inlay Detail

 

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