Machinist Toolbox #10: Wrapping it up - Lee Valley Style

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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 12-29-2010 07:51 PM 11340 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not much to say, nor anything to show in this post.

Just received the locking hardware from Lee Valley which was the last thing I needed to finish this build at this point. I thought about making the locking set myself, but seeing the set LV offers it just didn’t make any sense so I just ordered it from them with the Free Shipping they offer this week. arrived in 2 days and installed today – very nice set, and works like a charm.

The set I got is this one:

And can be found here:,250,43298&p=32762

This Toolbox is officially considered complete, and has been posted here on LJ:

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I will keep this thread alive as I still plan on making custom drawer inserts for all the toolings and such.

Thanks for reading, and have a Happy New Year!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 09:25 PM

Well I guess this answers my question. Great looking addition. No key lock I see!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 10:22 PM

Nicely done Sharon. Final touch and it’s complete. Hope to see it in person some day.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 10:32 PM

As always Sharon, a well executed build…wonderful craftmanship. Way to go!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 10:35 PM

A well crafted and beautiful toolbox..

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 01:53 AM

It really is gorgeous

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 04:48 AM

Too sweet! Well done.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#7 posted 01-05-2011 11:18 PM


Nicely done my friend… The combination of wood figuring and complimentary colors make the end result WAY too pretty for the shop…....

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#8 posted 01-05-2011 11:44 PM

thanks for the comments – I could try to build the toolbox not pretty on purpose so that it’ll ‘fit in a shop’ – but why bother – it’s the same amount of work.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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