Kids' toolbox template

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Project by ajw1978 posted 11-03-2014 10:06 AM 2763 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little project saved my future in the hobby.

Frustrated by a day of god-awful mistakes and errors on another project and with time running out before I had to put my tools into storage for the season, I woke up one morning and started cutting wood sitting around my deck and was reminded of a toolbox my dad made me when I was a kid.

Started sketching, measuring and cutting some pallet wood I had pulled apart in anger the night before and before I knew it, four hours had passed and I had the makings of a very spartan toolbox. Used a miter saw, jig saw, two power sanders and a drill—not to mention a crapload of clamps. No screws, just dowels—which led to my only mistake. One hole on one side was too shallow and when smacking the board into place with a mallet, I chunked up a good bit of it. but that was it, and it’s only a template anyway as I’ve gone back and remeasured and adjusted all the pieces and will be building a bunch of these for my nephew’s Christmas presents.

I’ve gotta say … it was a damn good day.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 06:12 PM

Way to salvage the day! I’ll need to build a few of these for my kids—with them—someday.

-- --bch

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 07:15 PM

I thought about that … but I think, with 14 nieces and nephews on either side of the family, I’ll just cherish the role of “Cool Uncle” and handle children on a “by loan” basis!

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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#3 posted 12-28-2014 11:14 AM

Love this kids box!great job!im going do one for my kid

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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