Toolbox from job site scrap.

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Project by Brenton posted 12-03-2008 05:13 AM 4908 views 18 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, everyone,

New here, looks like lots of good company.
I’m a former…....and sometimes current trim carpenter.
I’m still in the construction industry and pick up all kinds of job site scrap from dumpsters, etc.
Did I mention…......I’m cheap?
Most of my projects come from scavenged material.

Anyway I made this tool tote from scraps of Brazilian Cherry flooring, planed to 5/8 to get rid of the grooves on the bottom and some small pieces of maple and mahogany leftover from something somewhere. I lose track. It’s loosely based on something somone with far more talent had showcased in ”The Toolbox Book

It’s handy for keeping all of the most used tools at hand, and organized.

-- Here I post the good, for the rest has become firewood.

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#1 posted 12-03-2008 05:28 AM

That’s a great looking tool tote, but it’s WAY too neat. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-03-2008 05:30 AM

I love this toolbox. Every thing has a place and every place has a thing. Great use of scrap. Wish I could happen upon scrap like that.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#3 posted 12-03-2008 05:40 AM

Nice little Tool Box.

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#4 posted 12-03-2008 06:26 AM

cheap and scavanged—-you are in the RIGHT PLACE…great project…this is an idea going in my favorites…WELCOME TO LJ;s…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 12-03-2008 06:52 AM

One man’s scraps are another’s project material I love it. I am with Charlie,my tools were that neat once when I bought them.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 12-03-2008 01:36 PM

A great looking box.

This will last many lifetimes.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 12-03-2008 02:26 PM

I’m with Charlie…wat too neat. Nice toolbox, nice joints.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#8 posted 12-03-2008 03:21 PM

Very nice scraps, the tote is nice and organized. Welcome to the site and have fun.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#9 posted 12-03-2008 04:24 PM

Welcome your gonna’ like (no we do not sell suits) this the first tool box that I have ever seen that looks like a piece of furniture.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 12-04-2008 03:01 AM

Beautiful, that really puts most all you need right handy and mobile. Love it. Custom to the max.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 12-05-2008 10:01 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks, A good tool box made from scraps with plenty of tools. Yep you’ll fit right in.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 12-05-2008 10:06 PM

welcome to LJ’s

love the tool caddy looks very neat and tidy


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#13 posted 12-05-2008 11:03 PM

That is a mighty fine tool box. The fact that it is made from repurposed stock makes it even better. (Too neat!)

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#14 posted 12-05-2008 11:06 PM

Wow… talk about organized!

Nice execution… and let me add my “welcome”... you’ll enjoy it here…

-- Ryno

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#15 posted 12-06-2008 09:18 PM

A very good tool box from scrap. It looks to be quite strong and can hold number of tools. Very good.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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