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Wood Machinists box at Costco

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ch2co

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#61
If the drawers weren't so sloppy you wouldn't be able to open them. They'd be stuck.
 

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Luckily, I was single and employed at "the trade" when I bought mine, and it went right to my job at the Kaiser Steel machine shop in Napa, Cal. I like the black walnut much better than oak or the naugalhide covered that Gerstner sells.
 

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Yes,there is less yield on quarter sawn wood. But,IF Gerstner advertises "quarter sawn,and I do not know for a fact that they DO) they should be using quartersawn white oak. Red oak os a LOT more common. I'll see MANY red oak trees before I spot a white oak tree(has shaggy bark). Red oak has a smoother bark).

I don't think anyone here has been lucky to get the SAME tool boxes I did from Costco. Mine cost 10% of a Gerstner,but are certainly a LOT BETTER than 10% of a Gerstner!! I bought 2 complete sets of their oak boxes at costco. There is the large roll about cabinet,the "riser" chest,and on top the machinist's chests. The whole thing (per complete unit) is about 5' 10" tall. I think I paid about $400.00 for each complete unit. And,Costco even let me take several sets out of their cardboard boxes to check them over. I remember that one chest had a "ghost" image of a full hand print on it. Like some worker put his hand on the chest,getting very fine wood powder on it before the lacquer was sprayed! Glad I didn't get that one!!!!:)
 

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When i first saw the title of this thread Wood Machinists' Box, i thought to myself, wood machinist ???
i thought they were called Carpenters ??? :grin big:
 

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If the drawers weren't so sloppy you wouldn't be able to open them. They'd be stuck.
That has not been a problem with my Gerstner box, now 50 years old; the drawers still fit tight and they still open nicely.
 

ch2co

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benmychree said "That has not been a problem with my Gerstner box, now 50 years old; the drawers still fit tight and they still open nicely."

Thats what I was trying to point out. The Gerstners are very well crafted and can have a much tighter fit without sticking. Its called quality construction.
Its the cheap ones that rely on sloppiness to keep the drawers from sticking.
 
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