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Reader txinkman has the remarkable talent of making everyone else look bad. He recently posted a few pictures of his latest toolbox rescue, and I’ve resolved that should I ever come in contact with an old, beat-up box, I’m sending it his way.

If you’ve ever seen the Charlie Brown Christmas special where the kids surround the tree and wave their arms about and make the tree beautiful, that’s what must happen when a toolbox gets anywhere near txinkman. I especially like the brass fittings that adorn the corners. Once again, sir, we bow to your worthiness.

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12 Responses to Flickr Pool: Txinkman Strikes Again

  1. Chris Farley says:

    I find it sad that no one makes originals that are this sturdy and made to last – everything is either sturdy and ugly or pretty and useless.

    Does you guys know if this is a specialty box of some sort? The felt lining and burled wood seems a bit extravagant for a hammer and screwdrivers.

  2. Chris Farley says:

    Okay, to fix my poor grammer – “Do you guys know….” I’m such a Homer today.

  3. Shopmonger says:

    Looks like a machinist box….for storing high grade measuring tools and maybe som specialty diamond bits, eye loops ect….

    My father has a 12 drawer one very close to this one… his is about 50 years old

  4. russ says:

    Saw this last week on Flickr…Looks great.

  5. PutnamEco says:

    Re:
    Chris Farley Says:
    Do you guys know….
    ——————————

    ww.gerstnerusa.com is one company still commercially producing wooden machinist chests,
    ://toolmonger.com/2008/03/05/gerstner-tool-chest/

    There are a lot of Chinese knock offs.

    If you really want a custom hand built chest, there are a few cabnitmakers making them, You’ll probably pay over $1000 for one though.

    Then there is ww.machinistchest.com for a source of used chest (parts too)
    and of course Ebay.
    see ://stores.ebay.com/MACHINISTBOX_Machinist-Wood-Tool-Boxes_W0QQfsubZ2

    URLs truncated, due to moderation bot not allowing multiple links. just add the h t t p : / / and a w if needed.

  6. PutnamEco says:

    Re:
    Chris Farley Says:
    Do you guys know….
    ——————————

    ww.gerstnerusa.com is one company still commercially producing wooden machinist chests,
    ://toolmonger.com/2008/03/05/gerstner-tool-chest/

    There are a lot of Chinese knock offs.

    If you really want a custom hand built chest, there are a few cabnitmakers making them, You’ll probably pay over $1000 for one though.

    Then there is ww.machinistchest.com for a source of used chest (parts too) and of course Ebay.

  7. ek says:

    tool box!!! looks to nice…more like a jewerly box

  8. Gary says:

    Beautiful. The hardware really completes that toolbox. Fabulous job.

  9. Uthor says:

    ek, I thought the same thing. I thought the post was going “txinkman has a talent for tool boxes that he applied to his wife’s jewelry box.” Color me shocked.

  10. Patrick says:

    Does txinkman put any inprogress pics up there on flickr? Love to see a step by step or some how-to’s on this stuff.

    And that hardware is gooood-lookin’. Kill to have a toolbox that looked like that. Great reason to have a toolbox in the bedroom, right by the jewelry box.

  11. txinkman says:

    There’s a bunch of in progress shots. I posted some of them to Toolmonger’s Flickr site and there’s a few more on mine. Easy enough to get my photostream from Toolmonger’s. Thanks everyone for your compliments.

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