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Saturday, September 3, 2016

An original 19th Century Studley tool chest




The history of H.O. Studley and his tool chest
Massachusetts piano maker Henry Studley built his magnificent tool chest over the course of a 30-year career at the Poole Piano Company. The chest lived on the wall near his workbench, and he worked on it regularly, making changes and adding new tools as he acquired them. Using ebony, mother-of-pearl, ivory, rosewood, and mahogany -- all materials used in the manufacture of pianos -- he refined the chest to the point that now, more than 80 years after his death, it remains in a class of its own.

Read more: http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodworking-plans/article/the-ho-studley-tool-chest.aspx#ixzz4JCWeeqnG