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NorCalChuck

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Anyone know this name????
« on: April 08, 2017, 04:46:17 PM »
I just finished this puzzle and wonder if anyone knows who this guy is?
The title is "The H.O. Studley Tool Chest."
I was thinking that it would be very heavy to move around yet I see no wheels.
Amazing construction for sure.
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Re: Anyone know this name????
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 10:22:58 PM »
This looks like a journeyman carpenter's "master work."

In order to "graduate" from journeyman to master, especially as a finish carpenter or a cabinetmaker, one must submit a complex structure of one's own design and joinery-work.
Frequently, this "master work" took the form of a comprehensive tool chest which contained all of the workers equipment.
Also, sometimes, the actual tools themselves were made by the woodworker.

This sample looks to me to be just such a masterwork.

There seems to be mahogany and ebony involved, with ivory trim.
The latching device seems particularly clever.
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Re: Anyone know this name????
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 02:03:53 PM »
Certainly a very reasonable explanation for such construction.
It still would be very heavy to haul around.
Very interesting as I did a search of the name and the results were all with current tool chests.
This guy The H.O. Studley must have been some kind dude to still have his name alive and well in 2017.
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