Monday, February 4, 2019

A Tool Chest

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Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

Over at WEIT, Jerry Coyne posted a photograph and a short movie of a toolbox, no a tool chest, made by Henry O. Studley a cabinet maker who made organs and pianos and no doubt repaired them when necessary.

It is a lovely work of art and cabinet making at the highest level.  Dr. Coyne includes a film in which master carpenter Norm Abram, whom you may remember from This Old House and/or The New Yankee Workshop, gives us a guided tour of the chest. This inspired Abrams to make a tool chest for his workshop.

As you will learn, Studlley made the tool chest as a gift. It ended up--thank goodness--as part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History.  

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