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Machinist's Chest

One of the focal points of the machinist’s chest on page 30 is the reproduction hardware. Most of the hardware items, including the pulls, corner guards, handle, hinges, latches, and lid chain came from an online supplier — MachinistChest.com. They carry the most authentic-looking hardware that I’ve been able to find.

To make ordering easier, the folks at MachinistChest.com have put together a kit that includes all the hardware you’ll need to build the chest. And they’re offering the kit at a special, discounted price. When you place your order, you’ll also have the option of ordering felt or a mirror for the inside of the lid.

The chest was stained with Varathane’s Mission Oak Stain, and then finished with two coats of lacquer.

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