*UPDATE: The contest is over. We have a winner. Announcement to come.*

One of the factoids we want to include in Don Williams’ forthcoming book “Virtuoso” is the weight of the H.O. Studley tool chest – both loaded and unloaded.

Today we weighed the unloaded chest on an analog scale. Yes, we know it’s not as precise as (add your type of scale here). But it is what we have.

Before we put the chest on the scale, we all took a guess as to the weight. Now it’s your turn.

Guess the weight in pounds of the unloaded tool chest before midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 24, by leaving a comment below. The closest or exact guess will win one Studley T-shirt.

Please note:

1. The chest is fully unloaded of all its tools and drawers. Nothing more could be removed from the chest.

2. If two people guess the same weight, the first person to guess that weight is the winner.

3. No, we’re not answering any more questions about the chest for this contest. Guess, and be done with it.

4. Please guess in whole numbers. Our scale does not read fractions of a pound.

5. Do NOT send me an e-mail with your guess. The only valid entry is in the comments below.

*— Christopher Schwarz*

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I will guess 88lbs

57 lbs

45 lbs

51 pounds!

Is this like the price is right where the closest without going over wins?

19 pounds

18 lbs

The last blog said it was surprisingly lightweight, so I’ll guess 26 lbs.

36 LBS.

I guess 53 lbs.

53 lbs

42 pounds (isn’t that always the answer)?

My guess is 31 Lbs…

86 lbs is my guess

I guess 16 pounds unloaded

82 lbs

67 lbs sir!

36lbs

Eric Erb

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33 lbs

My guess is 87 lbs.

46lbs

21lbs is my guess

33 lbs.

52lbs. That’s my guess

38 lbs

72lbs. Is that American pounds or Imperial pounds? :)

My guess is 49 pounds.

20 pounds. Bloviate. [required verb]

73 Pounds

62 lbs.

20 lbs is my guess.

36 lbs.

24 lbs.

56#

Using my best verb, I posit a weight of 64 pounds.

27 lbs.

23 pounds

14 lbs

66 lbs.

With or without Naryian’s thumb on the scale?

Lets try 43 lbs

1000 pounds.

Oh, pardon me, I thought you said the chest goes to the highest bidder :)

55 lbs

24 pounds

35 lbs is its weight

Sorry 25 pounds.

160 lbs

32 #

Changing mine to 54 lbs, since someone beat me by mere seconds for 53 lbs. HA

35 pounds

32 lbs for the win!

22 lbs

28

pounds

I’ll throw down a WAG of 21 pounds.

22 lbs

12 lbs

74 pounds.

I say 12.4 lbs

63 pounds

63

pounds

63 lbs

I’m gonna go with 23 lbs

Looks to be about 29 pounds.

15 pounds

Well, since I was beat by 1 minute I guess I’ll go with 65 lbs.

79 lbs

44 pounds

23 lbs

17 pounds is a very good guess.

11 Pounds

58 pounds.

37 pounds

13lbs

I will venture a guess that it is 26 pounds.

I guess that it weighs 27 pounds

I will approximate 41lbs

I’ll guess 54 pounds

I will guess 41 pounds

sorry for the double post!

31 pounds

I’ll go 30#

31 lbs

I consider the empty chest has a weight of 17 pounds.

9lbs

34 Pounds

34 pounds

9 lbs