The Edwood1975 inspired STP Box

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Project by robscastle posted 03-02-2015 06:40 AM 1854 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was a direct result of being inspired by Eds Glue Caddy he posted some time ago.

Although its a different variant the motivation came from his post.

I have a Surface Testing Kit in my garage that I use for strangely enough determining the finish on furniture of which people ask me to restore/repair,it doesnt get used much and takes up a lot of space as it mostly chemicals.

I also have a Polishing machine and associated lambswool buffs for my cars/bikes/Ute all of which share the same space,... of which I have very little I might add.

Initally I was going to replicate Ed’s design and make a dedicated Surface testing Kit but realised it would not quite suit may requirements so I combined evertyhing into one box, then added a lid and then used it to store my thicknesser on.

Bingo! more clutter removed and two items of in frequent use localised in a area I can dual purpose.

The construction...very boring!!

The box:
Its 20mm MDF butt jointed frame then all glued with Titebond III, anong with 650mm brads to hold everything in place.
The dimensions are Width 325mm Height 325mm Length 650mm. all cut from some bin diving activities.

The Lid:
Its two sections of 16mm MDF glued together the inner section is smaller making the rebate.
The handles:

Are two sections of off cuts 45 deg finish on the ends and again glued in place

The edges were rounded over, sanded and a coat of sanding sealer applied, then sanded to 400 Grit to a smooth finish. No further finish is considered at the moment. I.E 3D carving.

The box is possibly heavier then the contents but as I use it to store my thicknesser on it I guess its OK.

Tools Used:
Table saw router trimmer air stapler bandsaw and clamps,

Titebond glue 50mm brads sandpaper and sanding sealer.

Thanks for the inspiration Ed, althought is pretty average box skills wise etc the motivation was appreciated!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 11:31 PM

Neat Rob.
It’s good to have somewhere to store the less frequently used “Stuff”
Great job.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 02-14-2016 02:56 PM

Thanks Rob for the dedication but this is way more practical application than mine…

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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