In this video Tom Calisto shows his lovely reproduction Sailor tool chest, in anticipation for the upcoming October 17-20th class “Build a Sailor’s Tool Chest with Tom Calisto“. Tom is not only an expert furniture maker and tool maker, but an avid sailor. He modeled this sailing tool chest on an antique that he fell in love with years ago.

An angled dovetail sailor tool chest in Joshua Farnsworth's Traditional Woodworking School

In this 4 day class students will learn the invaluable skill of cutting angled through dovetails. They’ll also learn to make rope chest beckets (handles), make a chest lid & bottom, make a chest till, add historical strap hinges, and much more. You don’t have to be a sailor to appreciate this sea chest, and it doesn’t have to be used for sailing! The chest would wonderfully store your woodworking hand tools in your workshop, make a family blanket chest or memory chest, or sit comfortably at the end of your bed.

Tom Calisto popping his head and arms out of an angled dovetail sailor tool chest in Joshua Farnsworth's Traditional Woodworking School

This class is open to students of all woodworking experience levels. You can register here today!

Tom Calisto using an antique hand plane to make an angled dovetail sailor tool chest in Joshua Farnsworth's Traditional Woodworking School

Tom Calisto using an antique hand plane to make an angled dovetail sailor tool chest in Joshua Farnsworth's Traditional Woodworking School

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