Build a Gerstner Style Tool Chest with Bob Van Dyke & Tim Spratlin

gerstner box oak 640The longer you are a woodworker the more tools you accumulate- That is just one of those little-known laws of nature! They are usually not large tools – How many small tools have you acquired in the past 5 years? Lots- right? These are the hardest tools to store and keep track of. The Gerstner machinist tool chest meets this need with lots of small drawers to safely store those frequently used essential tools. The Gerstner tool chests- built in America since 1906, are the classic box for machinist and woodworkers alike. We thought it would be fun to offer this chest as a class. The construction is surprisingly simple- all tablesaw joinery with finger joints and locked rabbets for both the case and the drawers. To maximize drawer space the original tools chests featured felt covered steel drawer bottoms. This is a truly practical tool chest designed for the maximum storage space and strength.

We will build the pictured chest in your choice of ¼ sawn white oak or mahogany- the two most common species of original Gerstner boxes.

Join Tim Spratlin and Bob Van Dyke for this new night time class and build this welcome addition to your shop. Face it – it won’t solve your tools storage problems unless you stop buying tools (don’t be ridiculous!!) but it will be a fun project. Sign up today. Your species choice- white oak or mahogany- must be specified when enrolling in the class. Tuition: $345.00 plus materials

Section 020619A: Wednesday evenings, February 6 – March 20, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

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