The Studley Tool Chest

The Toolmonger blog has a great post on an amazing piece of vintage tool-geekery;

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="The Studley Tool Chest"]The Studley Tool Chest[/caption]

From the blog post;

It takes a Toolmonger with a heart of stone to avoid falling in love with this remarkable chest. An expert craftsman with a lifetime’s experience in a demanding trade made this practical and fantastically beautiful box from scraps, and was probably the kind to use it every day. If this were your work, imagine the little twinge of satisfaction every time you reached for a tool. Mr. Studley’s work is a practical, gorgeous display of his incredible skill, and he’d undoubtedly be proud to see his work on display at its current home in the Smithsonian.

We have to admit this is an incredible piece of workmanship, and while we love our power tools, this photo creates a pang of nostalgia for simpler times.

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