Tool box for the tool box

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Blog series by bayspt updated 11-08-2008 05:42 AM 3 parts 16196 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Intro and Prototype

10-08-2008 04:57 AM by bayspt | 3 comments »

Since my first attempt at this blog seems to have been lost here we go again.A friend of mine saw a pencil box I was working on out of red oak (my first attempt at dovetails) just for practice, and instantly wanted me to make him some stuff. ”We can make this and that for me.” After some discussion we settled upon a Tool Tote for his truck tool box. He is a network IT type guy who sets up networks for business and the like so he often has to carry tools and stuff from his truck ...

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Part 2: Prototype # 2

11-06-2008 09:04 PM by bayspt | 1 comment »

Finally got a table saw and thickness planer, and had to use them. Spent one whole day one assembly and setup of the two, then went to the Borg for lumber. Got some nice Poplar and a decent sheet of 1/2” ply. Then I set to work. Rough cross cut, joint, edge joint, thickness plane, rip, edge glue, thickness plane, edge joint, rip to final width, cross cut to length. Hand cut mortise and tenons. Hand cut dovetails. Fit, refit. Rout stopped dadoes for bottom. Cut curve and slot f...

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Part 3: Tool Tray

11-08-2008 05:42 AM by bayspt | 0 comments »

So after the previous attempt I decided to lay off a day and make the tool tray. I wanted to throw in a few pics of my new tools too. Got these two for free. (if you don”t count the many nights spent away from my family to get enough Holiday Inn points for $800 at Lowe’s) This was my first attempt at box joints, and my dado set for the TS cost all of $40. Flat bottomed they are not, but I was ok with them all the same. Took a lot of setup with the jig, but it worked beautiful ...

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