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Building the Perfect Tool Chest Paperback – July 3, 2003
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The first project is a simple plywood box with all mitred joints. Then we see a similar flip-top chest with frame and panel construction. From there we move on to a suit-case style caddy with a few simple drawers. Then, progressively, we go through multi-drawer chests, rolling tool carts, open totes and wall-mounted storage, culminating in a full-sized, professional standing cabinet in two pieces that could hold almost all you would need.
Every chapter includes complete cutting and hardware lists for duplicating the projects exactly. (A nice touch is the inclusion of inch AND metric dimensions!) The color photos are superb, the directions clear and simple and the suggestions for variations of design are very helpful.
There is a great emphasis on machining and it almost goes without saying that the router and tablesaw are used throughout the book. There are clear explanations of all fixtures, jigs and gadgets and even old hands will pick up a couple of useful tricks here. I believe the best feature of the book is its user-friendliness. Even real newbies should have no trouble working confidently, accurately and safely by following the text. Your only problem will be getting to keep any of your first efforts for yourself!
So not a bad book. Look at any previews or even the cover art and you can get a sense of what the pieces look like.
I'm not sure that I could say the instructions were detailed but someone building a big rolling cabinet or a machinist type tool chest may already have some skills and not need as much information.
This book is one of a dozen or so that I tried on Kindle. The book functioned great on an iPhone 6Plus and a PC. I don't own a Kindle device or a tablet. I think the book would even be better on an iPad or something like that. My only minor gripe was that the photos or images don't enlarge to a clear or useable level in either of my devices.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wouldn't recommend it to anyone but an well experienced woodworker. Too much back patting for me.Published 1 month ago by Wirenut
It's a great book and I will treasure it for acurate reference.Published 15 months ago by Vicente Rodriguez
nice book concentrating a few examples, excellent if you need a plan and one of these fits your needsPublished 21 months ago by DRS
Well written, lots of good ideas and solutions. Great instructions. I cannot wait to get in my shop. Recommended. ThanksPublished on October 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Not bad was easy to read pics were very well taken with good detail throughout the entire reading give it a goPublished on January 21, 2013 by derek darlington