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How to Use a Tool Chest

Christopher Schwarz shows how his tool chest is set up in his shop.

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152 – Wall Hanging Tool Chest Pt. 1 Every shop needs a tool chest. So I set out to build a beautiful wall-hanging unit made completely from plywood. Plywood is inexpensive, durable, easy to find, and perfect for shop furniture. Want to download the SketchUp Plan for this project? Head to http
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Duncan Phyfe’s Tool Chest (419)

This is a very famous set of tools. The tools and chest belonged to Duncan Phyfe, one of New Yorks most important cabinet makers between 1790 and 1854. Phyfe was born in Scotland, came to America as a teenager, learned to work with wood, and had a thriving business for four decades. At one time he employed 100 workers. Phyfe built this tool chest, a simple yet beautiful pine box, and amassed this collection of almost 300 woodworking tools for carving, veneering, and inlaying furniture. It includes 60 planes and a variety of chisels, gouges, templates, and squares all in pristine condition. You dont have to be a carpenter to appreciate the collection, especially the beautiful handles that he crafted out of mahogany, rosewood, and ebony. Note especially the saw handles mounted in the top of the chest. You may be curious about the small white envelope tied with string inside the box. The handwriting on the envelope tells the story. It says: Mothers hair, taken off the morning she died, August 24, 1899, and it marks the the death of Julia Matilda Pinkney, Phyfes daughter-in-law.

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Chris asks…

What do you think about this poem?

It is good, at certain hours of the day and night, to look closely at the world of objects at rest. Wheels that have crossed long, dusty distances with their mineral and vegetable burdens, sacks from the coal bins, barrels, and baskets, handles and hafts for the carpenter‘s tool chest. From them flow the contacts of man with the earth, like a text for all troubled lyricists. The used surfaces of things, the wear that the hands give to things, the air, tragic at times, pathetic at others, of such things—all lend a curious attactiveness to the reality of the world that should not be underprized.

In them one sees the confused impurity of the human condition, the massing of things, the use and disuse of substance, footprints and fingerprints, the abiding presence of the human engulfing all artifacts, inside and out.

Let that be the poetry we search for: worn with the hand’s obligations, as by acids, steeped in sweat and in smoke, smelling of the lilies and urine, spattered diversely by the trades that we live by, inside the law or beyond it.

A poetry impure as the clothing we wear, or our bodies, soup-stained, soiled with our shameful behavior, our wrinkles and vigils and dreams, observations and prophecies, declarations of loathing and love, idylls and beasts, the shocks of encounter, political loyalties, denials and doubts, affirmations and taxes.

The holy canons of madrigal, the mandates of touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, the passion for justice, sexual desire, the sea sounding—willfully rejecting and accepting nothing: the deep penetraion of things in the transports of love, a consummate poetry soiled by the pigeon’s claw, ice-marked and tooh-marked, bitten delicately with our sweatdrops and usage, perhaps. Till the instrument so restlessly played yields us the comfort of its surfaces, and the woods show the knottiest suavities shaped by the pride of the tool. Blossom and water and wheat kernel share one precious consistency: the sumptuous appeal of the tactile.

Let no one forget them. Melancholy, old mawkishness impure and unflawed, fruits of a fabulous species lost to the memory, cast away in a frenzy’s abandonment—moonlight, the swan in the gathering darkness, all hackneyed endearments: surely that is the poet’s concern, essential and absolute.

Those who shun the “bad taste” of things will fall flat on the ice.

Please enjoy! and tell me your thoughts :)

Dusty answers:

I think it’s to long…….. And more like a story than a poem…

Mandy asks…

Is Obama’s Union Deal Fair?

Two lower middle class carpenters of the same age, hourly pay, race, skills, education, training, are completely identical. They work on the job using the same tools cutting the same wood.

One’s a union member. The other isn’t.

One pays taxes on their healthcare. The other doesn’t.

Someone explain the principle of fairness at work here.

Watch out America. This government requires NO PRINCIPLE OF FAIRNESS when dictating and criminalizing your lack of paying for their programs.
You can replace union with state worker also.

Again, Fairness?? What does being a state government employee have to do with this?
Isn’t it obvious the courts are going to shoot this one down, so why the “make work” legislation that will never see the light of day, so they can say “we tried to redistribute work” but the courts got in our way.

I hate the thought of any judges being nominated by this idiot.

Dusty answers:

It’s even a bit worse. More likely than not, the non-union worker gets paid less too and now has to pay more for health insurance.

Mark asks…

Grammer Help!!!Plzzzzzzzzzzzz?

1.)Point out the nouns in the following sentences and tell their types also–
a.)The sword is made of steel.
b.)Goodness is better than cleverness.
c.)There was no milk in the pot.
d.)The class is moving from one room to another.
e.)He is cutting potatoes with a knife.
f.)John’s ring is made of pure gold.
g.)John is a boy of versatile genius.
h.)John,the carpenter,makes good furniture from teak wood.He has tools to do various jobs.These are made of brass and iron.Fine craftsmanship is rarely seen nowadays.But John is a man of honesty and tries to do his best in his work.
2.)Write the collective nouns used to describe a number or collection of the following–soldiers,ships,oxen,sailors,lions,birds,people,robbers,students

Dusty answers:

A) Sword – thing, Steel – thing.
B) Goodness – idea, Cleverness – idea.
C) Milk – thing, Pot – thing.
D) Class – place, Room – place.
E) Potatoes – noun, Knife – noun.
F) John – person, Ring – thing, Gold – thing.
G) John – person, Boy – person, Genius – thing.
H) Here’s the list:
John – person
carpenter – person
furniture – thing
teak – thing
wood – thing
tools – thing
jobs – thing
brass – thing
iron – thing
craftsmanship – idea
man – person
honesty – idea
work – thing

Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to solve #2.

Carol asks…

Agnostic here; Can you prove that the number ’1′ exists? Why or Why not?

I hate to betray reasoning tools to the other-side, but it does make a more interesting debate about ‘God’ does it not???

’1′ is merely an abstact concept that we use anything from engineering cars to balancing our checkbooks. You can’t really point to anything in reality and call it ’1′ can you. I suppose a carpenter could shape a piece of wood into the number ’1′, but you could do this with the word ‘God’ to and say ‘God’ exists…

My point is, that ’1′ and ‘God’ are abstract-concepts, one we may choose has an indirect relationship to reality and the other not so, if this is the case, then why can’t ‘God’ have that indirect-relationship with us as well?

Christians: Please tell me what you think, not what the ‘Bible’, says….not your pastor, or televangelist or devotional-even..

Atheist: Are their principles in the Bible, that may be practical to our lives? (e.g. Christ said, “The Sabbath is meant for Man not Man for the Sabbath”I use this logic with Categories-new?-)
Welcome Everyone: Guess I get to play God’s-advocate since we have yet to see any-believers….

Using your guy’s logic in reverse, I can prove ‘God’ exists……watch…..


there he exists, as you see I address this argument in ‘further’ details..

As to the one that says ’1′ has a clearer definition, a better argument, and thank you for suggesting such.

In rebuttle: Isn’t ’1′ only easily defined by consensus+reality, as “that single-flower over there is ’1′ thing.

I hate to choose a religion(all faiths and non-faiths are welcome to debate by the way..), but what if consensus+reality = That person Jesus Christ over there is God. If everyone agreed on this concept as one, and a physical-person, was represented by the one you were referring to, would it not follow that ‘God’ exists. And more importantly to Christians, Jesus Christ is ‘God’…everyone with me, agree/disagree; granted you could use ‘Buddah’ with this logic as well and get the same result.
Miles P: Thank you, that’s all I’m trying to say, yet I’m humbled, that I may not be as original as I thought, ‘You’ve been down this exciting-road allready, yes? In either case, it’s good to have company, since I did pick a side this time….
First_Pa..:Welcome, and well presented, the Kabalah states a similar-principle that ‘God’ is neither ‘male’ or ‘female’ buth both and greater then these combined. Some Esoteric-disciplines use Kabalah, and I ask sincerely is this true of your practices? Again, Welcome.
Cool_321: Hello&Welcome, I suppose it’s a valid argument, but in my mind one only of ‘semantics’ simply substitue the symbols ‘God’ for ’1′ and ‘God’ becomes just as useful as the symbol ’1′, right?
Sannit: Gentlemen, i believe your MVP has arrived….Welcome!

Do you want to go to the moon? Do ya? Lol…why i otta…..
Ladies and Gentlemen, this Agnostic(me), needs sleepy,

Please carry on amongst yourself, i’ll be up in a few minutes, I mean-hours, Man! I am tired! God&Non-God bless, and to all a good Night???

Dusty answers:

Hmm, that’s similar to my observation of an idea or thought in the mind. It can be detected as pulses of some sort but the actual images in the mind are intangible yet valid to the mind. Also from this intangible “invisible” realm of thought and images our world is shaped. From great works of writing to sending a manned craft to the moon. So why is it difficult to consider the real possibility that God is the Ultimate Thought/Creator who created us in His image to create as He does but on a smaller scale?

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The Many Uses of a Rolling Tool Chest

The Many Uses of a Rolling Tool Chest

A rolling tool chest has many advantages. Instead of having to carry your tools from place to place, you can just move a rolling chest where you want to, quickly and without hassle. So if you are working in one part of your garage, you can just roll it to the next area. Having a tool chest with wheels just makes moving your tools from one place to another faster and easier.

There are many different rolling tool chest models to choose from, in styles and sizes that can fit in with just about any need. In this article we will be talking about one of the most common rolling chest models, a wood tool chest. These chests come in a variety of different sizes, with caster wheels that have stationary as well as swivel wheels. Some even have locking mechanisms that prevent the chest from getting away from you while you’re working.

Wood rolling tool chest models also have a wide variety of extras including convenient handles on the sides to make them easy to move around. Some models include a fold down work table that is easily storable when not in use. Many models have flat tops, making it easy to add an extra chest of drawers if you need to expand your storage capacity. A wood rolling chest can have a multitude of drawers with compartmentalized organizers for smaller tools or parts like nuts and bolts.


One of the best features of a rolling chest is of course the wheels. These are usually made from high quality steel, with sealed internal bearings that prevent dust and other debris from getting in and causing them to malfunction.

A wood rolling tool chest comes in a variety of finishes, from different grain colors to dark stains, perfectly complimenting any decor. One popular rolling tool chest is the Hobby Roller Wood Tool Chest. This can make a wonderful addition to your workspace without taking up a lot of floor space. It can be used as a standalone unit, or can be a base for the matching hobby chest. This product has a flat surface for chest expansion, four different sized organizer drawers and two larger drawers. All of the drawers glide on ball bearings and all six drawers are each rated to carry an impressive 60-pound load.  The chest also features a fold down side table for holding you tools while you’re working. In addition, this model also has a lock for securing your tools in the drawers.

Whatever your tool storage needs, a rolling tool chest can provide the convenience and space saving style that has been missing from your work space. A rolling tool organizer with wood finish is both durable and functional, as well as providing a visual compliment to any area where tools are commonly used.

One of the best features of a rolling tool chest is of course the rolling chest wheels. These are usually made from high quality steel, with internal bearings that are sealed.

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