Big thanks to TM reader Matt who emailed us about this awesome video from the DIY Network in which Norm Abram shows off what might just be the most intricate, ornate, and artful tool chest… in the world. (/Clarkson). Norm says it was built by a Boston piano maker named “Henry Studley” (completely appropriate surname, btw) and features Honduran mahogany with ebony panels. But the magic is inside.
Norm opens the case in the video to show a massive number of woodworking tools (300 to 400, he says) layered three and four deep via an intricate system of hinged mounting panels. Note the little architecturally-styled accents, like the one around the cubby holding a Stanley #1 plane. Seriously, folks, if you’re a Toolmonger and you’re only going to watch one video today, this is the one.
Best Tool Chest Ever [LiveLeak, via DIY]