My tool chest is currently resting on a large Rubbermaid container. Although it is doing the job, it is ill fitting and ugly, it deserved better.
I am not quite sure of the final height yet, the current one on this plastic container is OK, but I need to experiment to find my optimum height. It should not interfere with material resting on the bench, so it cannot be taller, yet it should be high enough for me to have easy access to the tools within without too much contortions or bending, that is a back killer for me.
One of my requirement is that the whole contraption fit under the plane till. I will also put the base cabinet on wheel for ease of storage. So those wheels height need to be factored in. I should get my wheels first.
The Schwarz published a timely article on a similar bottom chest for his Dutch tool chest.
This will be my starting point for my design. I hate to waste the space under, so I may incorporate accessible storage within. Removable front panel, drawers? Not sure yet.
My designs evolves as I get nearer construction and try various experiments.
Image from Chris article referenced.
The bottom chest depicted is my starting point.
As I mentioned earlier, I need some sort of compact tool chest for travelling. So either that small joiner chest or build a Dutch tool chest. One big limitation of my current small joiner chest is its small length, preventing storage of longer handsaws and jointer planes. Panel saws and Stanley No 6 fit within, so it is not really a deal breaker. Yet there are times when I wish I could bring my saw bench and handsaws on the road.
So I may built that bottom unit with a future Dutch tool chest in mind?? Who knows?
Slow day today, not much shop time and just applying poly to a bunch of pieces...
Slowly working on my projects punch lists.
Bob, now juggling 4 projects, time to finished some :-)
My new Apple watch with the big fonts for the old man.
Thankfully I got the Air model, so it is a bit less weight :-)