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Old 11-18-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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I have found and bought an old tool chest made from wood, it has metal and copper accents as well as ball bearing caster wheels. It looks to me like it has been modified over the years, paint, locks etc. and it is in need of some repair... hence my posting to this blog.

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i was having errors uploading the pictures so here are the links, thanks
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That is a neat tool box, thanks for sharing with us, if we can be of help just jump in and we will do our best.
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Looks like it's been butchered up enough there's no reason to not just do anything you want with it.
Sure not the original knobs or hasp.
Looks like there may have been some nice wood under all that messed up paint.
With a little work it may be able to be as nice as one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...er+tool+chests
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i have a few more pictures of the drawers and the inside, looks like someone upcycled and old wood crate to make some of the drawers, i figured this because there is still some branding left by the company. i do know that this baby was a bute and that it can still be. first things first, strip the paint carefully, i do want to replace some of the bolts and screws to clean up the look. i know i will be real deep with glue, sanding and a ton of clamps. any thoughts, ideas or experience anyone would like to share ?
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Yep. Understand the commitment BEFORE you dismantle the thing. Lots of people have boxes full of good intentions that end up being closet filler after a few weeks.
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It has charm the way it is---it is a hand made working mans tool box---I'd suggest stripping it lightly sanding it--then a wipe on polly and leave it alone----the charm is in it's simple crude construction---

Don't mess with that===leave the history ==the dents --the wear and the odd features so typical of a job site work box----

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