Carpenters' Toolbox

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Project by lycilph posted 04-27-2014 12:23 AM 7020 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some scrap wood left over so decided that I needed a carpenters tool box. I got tired of making several trips from the shed to wherever I was working. I wasn’t a fan of the standard handle across the top, so I made a smaller handle onto a tray for small tools or parts.

It works as is now, but I’ll probably give it a couple of coats of polyurethane when I get around to it.

Dimensions are only rough, but 700L x 320W x 400H, not made from any plans but something I dreamt up or saw online

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 01:41 AM

Chilly P, good to hear from the Australian contingent. This is a nice design. Why did you make the end caps for the top tray more narrow than the sides?

Thanks for sharing your tool tote with us. I liked your router table too. The Niebuhr quote is a favorite, but I see you changed the last part from “and the wisdom to know.”

The advantage of a longer handle is that it lets you adjust your grip to balance the load. This carrier may need wheels if you load it up. It helps readers if you include dimensions in your post. This was my take on this same problem. Click here.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 02:33 AM

nice one ! I like the top tray. Think I’ll make one like it. One of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 03:13 AM

Hi Boxguy,
Rough dimensions only as i made it from off-cuts, 700L x 320W x 400H. For extra strength, I glued the two shorter blocks to the sides first, then slipped the handle in and nailed it in place. They were off-cuts from another piece and I couldn’t find any others that matched as closely.
I don’t know where I picked up the quote from, but like it better than the original.

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 03:47 AM

Very good build and very useful too


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#5 posted 04-28-2014 12:10 AM

I like it. Will have to put this on my list of tool boxes to make.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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