Firstly i sincerely apologise for how dirty this cabinet is, i stripped it down, took out all the green baise stained it, not very well i may add, then left it in the dining area of my kitchen. Its been there for close to 2 years & i'm only listing it now cos the wife says shes had enough, it gets in the way & its either list it or she'll do something nasty to it, so here you are people, time to grab a bargain. As you can see from the dusty pictures this is my old 7 drawer engineers tool cabinet. The cabinet is 14.5" long x 71/2" deep x 103/4" tall, these are rough measurements as the wife has bloody well nicked my tape & i'm using my 6" rule without leaving marks on the cabinet i will add? So its measure to the finger nail, then from the finger nail etc not a precise way to measure anything.
It has 7 drawers, 2 pairs at the top these are 61/2" square (roughly) the next 2 drawers are shallow but run the full length of the cabinet, these measure 13.5" long x 6.5" deep x 11/4" storage depth. The last one which is of course the bulk drawer where all the bigger stuff gets dumped is 13.5" in length x 6.5" deep x 2.5 storage depth. I know that they are all roughly the same sizes but for some reason they are'spot on' for an engineers use, fit neatly onto the work bench just underneath the rear shelf so if nothing else your bench will always look clean & tidy. It is in very good condition for its age, hardly any knocks, no splits of any sort, a couple of holes in the top where the handle was attached.
There a couple of screw holes also in the top where the centre board inside the cabinet was coming loose so i put screws into it rather than reglue it & wait for it to come apart again some time in the future. As i stated i have cleaned it all down & restained it but no doubt someone with a lot more skill will be able to do a considerably better job than me to get it back to its lustrous best. All the green baize has been removed, i was going to sand it as there are still signs of it being there but knowing me & how crap my hands are i'd more than likely push the bottoms out so thought best to leave it as it is. The original wooden draw runners are still in situ, however the ones for the bottom drawer broke somehow & i removed them to replace at a later date, this is a later date & i still haven't done it.The original runners are inside the box in case you want to glue them together to keep it as a pristine artefact or you can easily make a couple more. All drawers run in & out without any problems, i always used to wax the runners to make them slide easier it also helps to protect the wood from any liquids. I think thats it, oh i'm pretty sure the wood is Oak, it has a superb grain. I'm actually quite proud of the fact that i've owned something for 52yrs, something which has been treated roughly, has followed me from house to house & job to job but it is still a superb piece of kit so i muct have done something right dont you think! There you are, a great Engineers Cabinet needing a little TLC just wish i could do it myself but too old & decrepit now so onwards & upwards as they say. Now a bonus for you; One person asked if i still had my old tools, well most were given to my nephew who was taking an engineering degree at Loughborough plus going out on work experience so the tools were a great help.
He's now in Perth, no not Scotland but Australia after taking a masters in Civil Engineering, bit of a difference but thats the route he wanted to go & now he's in Australia working with real underground projects, brainy bugger. Perhaps diamond mines in South Africa next & he'll remember his uncle Mic when the odd stone as big as your head falls on his from above, good lad. Anyway back to this bonus item for you.I was in my little workshop trying to find anything i could from my old tools when i noticed this cabinet, it is surprising how something can be right beneath your nose & you just dont see it, i didnt realise i had a moustache yet its been there for 54yrs how could i miss it, i also didnt know i was a guy??? Thats a joke by the way, i drink beer, eat curries & fart, mind you that doesnt prove i'm a guy just a masculine bloke who wears dresses, thats a joke as well, wish i hadnt started down that road? Anyway, pulled out all the rubbish inside & here it is as you can clearly see.
It is 460mm in length x 305mm deep x 255mm in depth. Made from Oak as well i think. Will be packed with the other cabinet. Sorry if the cabinets are dirty but when they have been sitting around for years doing bugger all except maybe storing something which i forget about then they will get dusty & dirty.
I may run some furniture cleaner over them just to clean them up as much as possible but then again i may not bother. It will give you something to do, fun hey? The item "7 Drawer Engineers Tool Cabinet Purchased in 1969 + Another Box Carcase" is in sale since Monday, July 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Tools & Collectable Hardware\Toolboxes". The seller is "liberlucifer" and is located in Fleet.
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