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Monster Bench...(Part IV)


Saturday, April 24, 2010

With the construction on my new woodworking bench completed  I started to focus my efforts on the woodworking tool chest that will reside beneath the bench top. The idea to include tool storage beneath the bench top came out of necessity as my shop is only 400 square feet and storage space is at a premium. Nevertheless I was heavily influenced by the article in Scott Landis' book titled "The Workbench Book". In his historical perspective on work benches, a full chapter was dedicated to the 19th century Shaker bench that includes an integrated storage system that acts as the foundation for the bench top.

My woodworking tool chest is going to reside beneath my new woodworking bench but will not be an integral part of the bench framework. The main assembly is 3/4" sanded plywood and features dado joints and custom dust panels between each drawer. The drawer openings will allow for the following drawer sizes whereas h = height of drawer, w = width of drawer and d = depth of drawer:

  • 4 drawers 3"h x 15"w x 23"d

  • 2 drawers 3"h x 21"w x 23"d

  • 4 drawers 5"h x 15"w x 23"d

  • 2 drawers 5"h x 21"w x 23"d

This configuration will allow for the storage of full sheets of sandpaper, larger woodworking tools and long items.

 

The corners and edges of the plywood are dressed with Cherry to hide the end grains of the plywood and to provide decorative appeal.

Figures 1-8 below illustrate my new woodworking tool chest on the bench and as it sits beneath the top of my woodworking bench.

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Figure 1                                          Figure 2                                           Figure 3     

 

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Figure 4                                          Figure 5                                           Figure 6

 

woodworking chest     woodworking chest

Figure 7                                           Figure 8

 

 

If you have any questions or comments about this blog entry please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail. Thanks and be safe when working with tools!!!

 

Burgie  

 

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Robert Burgoyne, also known as "Burgie", has been doing woodworking for nearly 30 years. He started learning at an early age in his grandfather's garage and continued while working with his father in construction. The hobby has now become a business with Creative Landscape Accents. Burgie builds  high quality woodworking projects for the outdoors and also enjoys making decorative accent pieces for inside the house. While not working in his shop doing woodworking Burgie enjoys computers, restoring his old 1964 Chevy C60 2-ton dump truck and riding his Harley-Davidson Road King throughout beautiful Colorado.

 

 


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