work station supply box

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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 07-14-2014 12:26 AM 1539 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box at my job i work for a woodworking company as a finish sander, so i accumulate quite a bit of supplies. majority of my supplies is custom made sanding blocks and chisels. I made the box out of scrap wood from the shop its all maple except for the bottom of the box which is plexiglass. I used a radial arm saw to make rabbets for the joints and i epoxied the plexiglass to the bottom that also had a rabbet for the bottom to fit in. I liked the look of the knot so i left if as the front of the box. I sanded it and coasted it with Renaissance Wax and then buffed it out. The items in the box are my ear protection, a half inch chisel, a plane blade, a custom made metal sanding block, a variety of wooden custom made sanding blocks, a tape measure, a pencil, and a deck of playing cards. I made the box specifically to house my own supplies because coworkers always have a habit of grabbing what they need and never returning or dulling chisels.

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#1 posted 07-14-2014 05:08 AM

Michael, nice work. One of the best things that a box can do is help organize our stuff. This will work. I might have trimmed the plexiglass to fit. When you build the next version of this box you will use the plexiglass to make dividers for the inside of the box and have a compartment for each object. I see it as a longer box with a divider down the middle of the length and compartments for lots of things. Your head gear will fit with an earpiece in each of two compartments and perhaps a ruler in the compartment between. The chisel will fit in a long shallow compartment along the back. Then you will round over the top sides and the plexiglass. Then it will need a finish and then the rest of the guys will be making boxes for their work stations and the competition will start. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 10:18 AM

I would say that with the building skills you showed building this equipment caddy, you will soon be making much more.. I have made a few good looking pieces, and I have made a lot of my own tools, jigs, work spaces and benches, I get just as much pleasure from both. Keep it up young man, your own your way to getting the creative bug!

-- David, Norwood Mass, [email protected]

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 11:46 AM

Thank you guys so much for the feed back. Boxguy i would have loved to do something more with the box but because i built it at work i didnt want to spend too long on a non work related project. The next time business slows i may just build a more elaborate box thanks for the ideas they sound great.

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 03:24 PM

It’s a good way to organize the tools you need on your job. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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