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Thread: Project of a lifetime; H.O. Studley Tool Chest

  1. #16
    Thanks so much for the kind words Allen.


  2. #17
    IMG_2298.JPGIMG_2300.JPGIn the past year, I've moved into a bigger home and subsequentially a larger shop. Going from a 9x9, half car garage into a 25x25 two car garage has been nothing short of incredible. Up until 3 weeks ago, this piece has been bubble wrapped in my basement, however, its time to get back to work. In that time, I've turned the 1" substitute ivory stock down to 3/8 and sliced about 100, 3/32 inlays then set into the ebony banding that wraps the face of the cabinet. I'm pretty pleased with the progress. Next step is to begin the detailed inlay work on the ebony pieces separating the lower drawers.
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  3. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Canada, eh
    Thanks for the update, looking forward to seeing your progress and final cabinet!

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Southwestern CT
    Gorgeous. Looking forward to following your progress.
    "the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Carlsbad, CA

    Your work is fantastic! I admire your courage in reproducing an icon like the Studley tool chest – IMHO pretty much the pinnacle of preindustrial woodworker's commitment to their craft.

    The work you've done so far is tremendous. I particularly admire your combination of woodworking and metalworking skills. Creating the hardware elements from scratch is so far out of my frame of reference I really can only see it as sort of magical.

    I eagerly look forward to following the rest of your build. Thanks much for sharing the pictures!

    Best, Mike

  6. #21
    Wooooow. How's the update? That oilstone box is smashing!

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    South West Ontario
    A most rewarding project. You clearly had all the tools to put in it before you started, that must have been very difficult to decide. How long did that take?
    ​You can do a lot with very little! You can do a little more with a lot!

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