Craftsman's Tool Chest

Craftsman's Tool Chest


Instructor - Alan Turner

  • February 16 - 18, 2019  9 am - 4 pm (3-day class)

*Curly maple is no longer available for the class

Woodworkers can always use a small, accessible cabinet to store their frequently used tools, measuring devices and supplies. Here is a compact chest made of cherry or curly maple, with mitered corners and 4 side-hung drawers. We’ve dimensioned the piece to accommodate a wide range of small items used routinely in a typical shop day. 

The wood grain on the case wraps around the corners and down the sides for an uninterrupted pattern. Similarly, the drawer fronts are taken sequentially from a single plank so that the wood grain is continuous, top to bottom. This careful attention to grain graphics works very well with the design of the project and is often a good strategy for cabinets and cases. Measuring 18” wide and approximately 10” deep and 10” tall, this useful piece won’t take up much space on your primary work bench or back bench. Participants can choose curly maple or cherry for their project on the registration form. The course fee for cherry is $525 and curly maple is $550.

The box in the photograph has turned walnut pulls. We will supply brass pulls, graduated in size, for the course. If a student has time during the class and is interested, they are welcome to turn wood pulls on the lathe.

You might want to find a way to secure it in your shop or it might wind up as a jewelry box or collectibles chest!

Cost includes all materials and hardware. Students provide their own lunch.

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PFW has a wide assortment of woodturning tools for students to use. However, if you have your own tools or would like an excuse to purchase some new ones, the tool list is below. PFW recommends purchasing turning tools from Tools for Working WoodLee Valley/VeritasHida Tool and Hock Tools