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The Toolbox Book: A Craftsman's Guide to Tool Chests, Cabinets and Storage Systems (Craftsman's Guide to) [Paperback]

Jim Tolpin
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Book Description

20 May 1999 Craftsman's Guide to
A complete survey of toolboxes for everyone who values tools. Popular Fine Woodworking author Jim Tolpin's illustrated guide shows tool storage solutions from rugged, old-time journeymen's chests to today's versatile truck boxes. Tool users learn to plan and design boxes to increase productivity, save time and prevent loss or misplacement of their most valuable assets.

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc; New edition edition (20 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561582727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561582723
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 22.9 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas and styles 28 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
A great history of the toolbox with some good ideas. I hoped for some more detail on fitting out options but am still glad I own this book. I review it often for design ideas outside the realm of toolboxes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for building beautiful boxes 10 May 2000
Format:Paperback
Contained within the pages of this book is everything to inspire you to have a beautiful container for holding your tools. The history starts from the earliest simple chests to hi-tech tool boxes as used in space. The photographs are very well shot, with the copy being very readable. The toolboxes shown in this book will supply more than enough material for any competent woodworker make their own unique toolbox. One section that is particularly inspiring is about work of the school in Boston. Just because a tool box is very practical it does not mean it cannot be beautiful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book 4 July 1998
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is a great book, but is for the advanced to professional woodworker.It gives many, many design ideas but little on how to implement them. Implementation of ideas is left to the woodworker, adding to the versatility of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great pictures 12 Feb 2013
By GM53
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Makes you want to go out and start building another cabinet with tools that you cant afford! have read it many times and keep seeing new details. A very nice volume and higly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought or made? 1 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Never again will the off-the-shel tool book or storage method be acceptable, get the book, dive in, read up then go make your own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous book 10 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this as a present for my son who loved it. Has excellent illustrations and is ideal for anyone who loves real craftsmanship. Doesn't have detailed info for making individual projects but gives lots of inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FAB.... 27 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY HUSBAND....WHO SAYS THIS IS A GOOD BOOK, AND LOTS TO MAKE LIKE TOOL BOXS ETC...AND OTHER THINGS TOO...HES HAPPY AND PLEASED WITH IT
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 16 Sep 2013
By John
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One of the best books I have ever seen in my 70 odd years john looking for others at this standard
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent on time as stated in their brief and delivered to the door without a hassle or a worry well done. Cheers
Published 8 months ago by John C Riordan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good content
I gathered a not of cool ideas from this book and keep it handy for reading when I have time. I enjoy learning no matter what the information is and I definitely benefited from... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Flynn S.
1.0 out of 5 stars I didn't ever receive it
I have contacted the shop, via e-mail, on several occasions. They haven't even had the decency to reply. Shame, because it looks like a good book
Published 13 months ago by Inkerman7492
5.0 out of 5 stars The Toolbox Book
A great woodworking workshop book. Lots of diagrams and lovely photographs of exquisite tool cabinets and boxes and also less exquisite ones which are nevertheless highly... Read more
Published 17 months ago by mh
5.0 out of 5 stars Toolbox heaven
This is a well produced book with good illustrations and at least one photograph which will show you how inadequate your woodworking skills are. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Keg
3.0 out of 5 stars Left me a little underwhelmed
There are some highlights in this book, but I think that it falls short of the standard set by similar contemporary books on workbenches. Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2010 by John the Joyner
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams and Ideas
A book of inspiration, for the storage of woodworking tools, in traditional ways, and modern twists. How to keep your tools safe, ready for use, and off the bench! Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2010 by M. Herdman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great woodworking text
This book has inspired and educated, it covers the history of tool boxes and the evolution through to practical solutions for there design and use. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2006 by Carlos Hathcock
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