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The bottomost till in my chest carries the heavy stuff that isn’t on the floor of the chest, and stuff that doesn’t fit in the top two tills and has migrated downward.

Three of my essential planes are here, as are some of my most important measuring equipment. When you keep most of your tools in one chest, little is non-essential material. Let’s begin on the left side of the till.

Measuring, Marking & Scraping

Here you’ll find my Brown and Sharpe dial caliper. It’s nice, but I’m not crazy in love with it. For woodworking, almost any dial caliper will do because it’s wood, not nuclear material. I don’t, however, cotton to the plastic ones. Get a metal one.

Up against the wall there is my scraper wallet, a leather do-hickey from Robert Larson that stores all the weird scrapers I make. I regularly grind scrapers to shape to scoop chair seats or clean up mouldings. The wallet keeps them in one place.



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