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  1. Thanks Danno for taking the time to post the...

    Thanks Danno for taking the time to post the photos.
    Like most furniture, I always find the uniqueness of a custom made piece more interesting than a production one.
  2. Can you add photos of the drawer joinery?

    Can you add photos of the drawer joinery?
  3. Happy to see someone here mentioned Adam Booth's...

    Happy to see someone here mentioned Adam Booth's (Abom79) Gerstner shop tour and restoration video - Great publicity for Gerstner! It seems so rare these days for a machinist to show much interest in...
  4. The box-jointed drawer faces are the best!

    The box-jointed drawer faces are the best!
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    The top lid needs to be plywood/veneer for that...

    The top lid needs to be plywood/veneer for that design because of expansion and contraction.
    also, those handbooks are easy to find on eBay but usually overpriced
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    My first Gerstner was a gift from John Hartman in...

    My first Gerstner was a gift from John Hartman in 1971 while working at Hartman Engineering, he also purchased a set of Brown & Sharpe "slant line" micrometers and let me borrow his mike drawer to...
  7. Thread: The Innovator

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    The Innovator

    I see the new Innovator as a big advancement for Gerstner boxes if used in a machine shop. First I'm happy to see the front panel go, that was always another place for chips to accumulate and second...
  8. Thread: California made

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    I surf and drink cheap wine!

    I surf and drink cheap wine!
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    Sorry for the slow response. I built those as a...

    Sorry for the slow response.
    I built those as a wedding gift for my son and his bride.
    Curly maple and zebra wood.
  10. Thread: California made

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    California made

    These look like west coast quality
  11. Very nice! I like seeing guys building from...

    Very nice!
    I like seeing guys building from scratch. Nice square also.
  12. Terry, you certainly didn’t mind hearing from me...

    Terry, you certainly didn’t mind hearing from me when you wanted to know more about the locks I use on my #31 cases.
  13. I posted a simple question to you 5 months ago...

    I posted a simple question to you 5 months ago and you never responded, why should I waste my time?
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    On the subject of vertical cuts in the drawer...

    On the subject of vertical cuts in the drawer sides the weakest and far from favorable when it comes to proper joinery is the one that the face tenon fits in but they are good enough, I've never...
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    I like it - nice work. I love to see machinist...

    I like it - nice work.
    I love to see machinist style modifications/repairs to machinist chests.
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    Thanks Ted, I have you to thank for the...

    Thanks Ted, I have you to thank for the “double-lock drawer face joint”
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    Bases for my Gerstner chests

    I've always had a need for more tool storage and could use bases but the width would not fit on my roll around tool chests or the 20" tool cabinets I use, so I finally got around to making some that...
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    That’s great! I always like to see people build...

    That’s great!
    I always like to see people build from scratch.
  19. The story I heard years ago was the company named...

    The story I heard years ago was the company named Sweetheart was to remember a reliable/hardworking employee named Hart.
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    This joint takes a little set up time but it...

    This joint takes a little set up time but it seems I can get a nice snug fit with good repeatability.
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    Thanks for your guide! Just when I was...

    Thanks for your guide!


    Just when I was getting bored with building these chests I see the"Double-lock drawer face joint".
    I have to build some, looks like fun!
    No glue - completely mechanical.
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    The best part of Bill’s post is that he and his...

    The best part of Bill’s post is that he and his wife share an interest, lucky man!
    I’m lucky that my wife loves surfing
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    I have a few handles that should be recovered,...

    I have a few handles that should be recovered, how much do you charge?
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    The girl in the mirror looks nice.

    The girl in the mirror looks nice.
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    You certainly can use it without the front panel....

    You certainly can use it without the front panel.
    I moved my shop in 1977 and most of the machinist chests here have not been closed for 30 to 40 years.

    However - I encourage you to make one,...
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