A while ago, I built my first Dutch Tool Chest. I have been working out of that chest ever since. That may sound impressive, but two successive shoulder surgeries have REALLY curtailed my productivity over the past two years.
I even built a second Dutch chest since the first--look for a full write up some time in the future. One thing I did not do was put the lid on the first Dutch chest. I've had a panel glued up and painted since the the first chest was finished, but I never applied the hardware and hinges. I couldn't stand putting a board on top of the otherwise completed chest any longer, so tonight I put the hardware on the darn thing--with a twist:
While working on the more eye friendly battens, an idea occurred to me to use the rest of the space for more than decoration. Above you see the fruition of my idea. I placed a ledge on the lid to hold books, papers, or my tablet.
Here is a shot of the open lid:
Schwarz style Anarchist Tool Chest, but I'm in no hurry to build it.
That's a neat idea, both for turning the otherwise "useless" slanted fronted of the dutch man into something functional, and also finding a safe & clear space for phone/tablet that for me tends to end up dangerously close to the edges of my bench. you could also ues this for pencils/knives/squares/bevels when mid-project.ReplyDelete
You followed my thought train exactly! Since I have two of these chests, I have a feeling one of them will be my draftsmen table.Delete
The chest above is my primary box with all the basic tools. The second chest is the tool attic, where all the other stuff goes to live until needed.