This photo of reader txinkman’s freshly restored tool chest definitely qualifies as tool porn. Txinkman is no stranger to restoration, but one detail here struck us as extra cool: He managed to get the faux leather not only clean but most likely looking better than when it was new.
It didn’t hurt that it was in pretty decent shape to start with, but anyone who’s tried to scrub decades of grime off one of these bad boys will tell you it’s not only time-consuming but difficult to do without ripping or wearing a hole in the material. As usual, Txinkman makes everyone else’s toolbox seem uninteresting.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]