Machinist Tool Chest: A Resting Place for Your Finest Tools with Doug Dale August 19-23, 2019


$825 tuition, $175 material fee
Key Points:
*Wood selection needs and requirements
*Milling and joining for strength and the many components needed
*Hardware selection and installation
*Fitting drawers
*Finishing for protecting the many treasures that lie within

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


“A place for everything and everything in its place” is the old adage for a working machinist tool chest. This is the perfect place for your finest tools, and is designed with the ability to choose the size of drawer for the size of tool or item that rests within. The compartments can hold your fine measuring devices, dividers, calipers, knives, chisels, carving tools, marking gauges and odds and ends in a protected and organized manor. This chest can also be used as a fine jewelry box or would make for a perfect gift. Doug has chosen that this chest be made out of rift sawn white oak with each drawer being hand fit to perform perfectly for years to come, as any quality heirloom should. Students will have the choice of two different designs based on the intention of the chest. All drawers will be lined with felt to protect the contents. Additionally, there will be various extras that will be demonstrated and discussed to provide additional organizing options based on each maker’s personal needs.

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.