Many folks don’t understand the beaming pride of transforming a rather pathetic looking object into something with an entirely new life, perhaps better than it ever was. Take this machinist’s tool chest, for instance. Compare the awful ‘before’ picture on the left with the breathtaking chest on the right. This goes beyond repair – it’s custom restoration.
With no control over what he’s handed, reader txinkman repairs and restores these old chests, creatively putting right what time and a few decades of hard shop treatment have torn apart — and obviously he’s not afraid to accept a challenge. We put this kind of work on an even par with artistic endeavors. Hats off and beers up to you, sir.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]