Curved-Lid Tool Chest
Classic box joints and a coopered lid combine to create a stylish home for your tools.
Traditionally, box joints are used to make boxes with straight sides and corners. So how do you make “curved” box joints, like you see on the lid of this tool chest? It may seem impossible, but you’ll learn how easy it is to perform this feat of woodworking magic. Building a handsome home for your tools is always a special project, and this tool chest is no exception.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 18 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 80 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
- Shop-tested tips and techniques
- Cutting diagrams and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.