Outfitting the Dutch tool chest

With the chest completed it’s finally time to start adding some of the tool holders and begin filling it. The goal is to have all of the regularly used tools easily accessible in the upper, main compartment and the specialty items in the lower. The floor of the main compartment will hold the three bench […]

If you have to ask the question…

While I may voraciously devour books, articles and videos on woodworking, this does not count as experience. I’m an amateur at best when it comes to traditional woodworking and I only have a limited amount of hands-on-tools time that I would count as experience. That’s not to say that every trip into the shop isn’t […]

Hardware for the Dutch Tool Chest

I contacted blacksmith John Switzer of the Black Bear Forge in Beulah Colorado to make the hardware for the Dutch Tool Chest. Well, those pieces arrived last week and they are even better than I could have imagined! Every piece is incredibly well made and beautiful. The hardware includes the lifts for the sides, the […]