F. Steve Malloy: I give you the Ultimate Piano Tuner's Tool Chest made by H.O.Studley; Civil
War Veteran & Piano Technician/Piano Builder at the close of the last
Studley Tool Chest
Giannis Lerias: The “Studley" Tool Chest
Master craftsman Henry O. Studley (1838-1925) was an organ and piano maker,
carpenter, and mason. He is best known for building this incredible tool
chest during his tenure at the Poole Piano Company in Massachusetts,
working on it over the course of 30 years. 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, even now in the 21st
century, it is still in a class by itself.
The Studley Tool Chest holds 300 tools, yet measures only 9 in. deep, 39
in. high, and 18 in. wide, when closed (22.86 x 99.06 x 45.72 cm). Every
tool has a custom-made holder to keep it in place, many with beautiful
inlay, and tiny clasps that rotate for easy access. As the chest folds
closed, tools from the left side nestle precisely between tools on the
jimmyPain2121: I wish to buy this off you for everything in my left pocket
yamahonkawazuki: i THOUGHT i recognised hte host. see him on this old house , among other
shows, ( new yankee workshop etc)
mrsiborg: @MrBoater58 Me too although I don't remember have set my preferences for
tool chests :(
Jan Levkovič: steampunk :)
voodoobram ls: Holly fu*k that an amazing peace!
TheScientist0000000: I've not seen this episode of new yankee workshop... does he actually build
a tool chest like this? I ask because I am HORRIBLE at organization. If I
have 2 tools, that means 1 of them is lost at any given time.
Joseph Wagner: And nothing is missing? geeze. I wonder how long it even took him to create
lodevijk: Now that's a sexy chest!
beats and beats and beats and beats: what kind of tool would want that
Pan Phage: The backsaws are clearly visible without moving anything else. The are in
the lower half of the chest on the right side.
240SSONLY: @lasse88 i love sexy tools...
uchio: Not all that accessible though. I prefer my tools neatly hung on the wall
sorted by type and size. Preferably all on the same level so I don't have
to lift one set of tools to get to another. Amazing craftsmanship
obviously, but I wouldn't want to use it everyday.
sandor139: I want that crap. It's AWESOME...
Mike Corsten: am I alone in expecting it to have fallen off the wall?
John Malkovich: NO ONE freakING CARES WHO freakING BROUGHT YOU TO THIS VIDEO
pauloat: I just have like 4 orgasm for this.
Speedycat: Who else was waiting for it to fall off the wall the entire time?
kevin71127: BUT. Will it blend?
MogDog66: Norm is awesome
Begbucks: @bingbax Must have been some effort ;)
GiddyFilms: Here's a few questions for viewers: Did anyone else notice Henry Studley's
workbench in the video? How much do you think the cabinet's total worth is?
One tool mentioned, the Stanley No. 1, would go for about $1600, with the
lever cap itself worth about $400. As prior comments have said, this chest
could be more cumbersome than helpful; what do you think? How long might it
take someone from today to build such a case, even with power tools? Just
something to get you thinking.
MrApophis: YOUR OLD
Kaytlin Schipper: My woods teacher made us watch this guy every time there was a sub. I
remember watching this one. It was one of the more interesting ones.
tawodi66: LASSE88 I watched this 3 times in a roll before looking down to see your
comment LOL MOOSEBONSAI Thanks for pointing out he was a Freemason very
cool! My grandfather was a Freemason also.
Lenzai: man is a freaking idiot, bet the chest isn't that heavy with the tools out
Pan Phage: Stumbled upon is a browser addon, that allows you to click random, and it
opens a random webpage for you to look at. If you have friends on you list,
and you have set your own preferences, eventually it will start to show you
things that fit your "likes"
GiddyFilms: @oneidabow1 I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on
Studley's chest. Personally, I think the price would be around 18K for all
those tools (assuming in good condition). As it turns out, Studley did make
a bench as a companion to his chest, made out of the same materials
(primarily ebony and mahogany). It is featured in the section
"Untraditional Tradition" in Lon Schleining's "The Workbench: A Complete
Guide to Creating Your Perfect Bench." If you like, I can send you a link.
AstrumSol: @lasse88 You do know that you can pay for sex, right?
ceresWar: that chest must cost HUNDREDS of dollars, if not more
Michael Ratliff: He missed that H.O. Studley was a Freemason! The "Gothic Cubbie" is a
Masonic Arch and there is a Square and Compass with the letter "G." Very
Masonic and very cool!
TarsTarkas21461: I feel very inadequate as a woodworker now. :(
wildaznfire: "We see a lot of ebony"
Camonnes: Even a guy like me... who doesn't use tools a lot, would love to have this
at home! What a masterpiece! =O
John Vanderschrier: absolutely amazing craftsmanship, I've watched this about 20 time and each
time I'm more impressed!
Northlander88: I could watch this chest all day long.. this is my kind of porn..
thespicynacho: The kind of craftsmanship put into that chest is astounding. Not to mention
that it was made custom by the man who used it. Simply beautiful.
Chris Olford: James May would have a crisis
oneidabow1: @GiddyFilms The chest belongs to a private collector. Studley had no
workbench, only the chest. Worth? Probably priceless since it's the finest
example of it's kind. If you were to find it now, it would be a neat find.
If you were to purchase all the tools that are currently made that are in
the chest and build your own, 10K easy. Studley probably used it only for
storage and did not work out of it. Have all tools and materials on hand
plus planning and woodworking? 2 months, working hard.
urilus: mmmm, mahogany
lordmcted: Before I watched this video, I thought I was pretty good at woodworking....
Stephen McKenney: @WoWhacker64 Actually, he did mention "several backsaws" but they were
buried underneath and were not taken out.
WoWhacker64: I didn't see any saws.....
ductape95: Studley was a genius.
petergriffintubin1: Bet theres nouthing metric in there!
oneidabow1: @GiddyFilms I stand corrected. That is the one book I haven't gotten yet.
My price estimate was based on what I could see in the video, the books
that I have, the poster and the current prices of brand new Lie-Nielsen
tools. Some of those tools were handmade, and others as stated, were
specific to the piano building trade and probably not needed nowadays since
they are obsolete with CNC machines, robots and such. Still working on a
layout. Not going to use ebony at $90 a bd / ft.
Kevin butler: stumble upon bought me here ;)
mackenenzie: fap fap fap fap fap fap fap
wheelsfalloff: 3 strong men to lift it onto the wall...or one smart enough to empty it of
its tools before attempting to ;)