Carrying case for saber-saw or jig-saw

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Project by DaleMaley posted 12-31-2015 10:27 PM 955 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently, I finally wore out my old Skil saw after 30 years of service. I replaced it with a new Skil Saw.

The new saw did not come with a carrying case, and it would not fit into the old saw’s case. So, I decided to make a wood case (being a woodworker).

The case is 1/2” thick pine, with brass hinges and front hasp from Ace hardware.

The handle or rod is 3/8” birch dowel. The sides are 45 degree joints, glued and air nailed.

I routed a 1/4×1/4” groove in the bottom to accept a Luan 3/16” bottom.

I saw on YouTube and in a woodworking magazine where you can inkjet print on shiny paper (adhesive paper with labels removed, or slick side of freezer paper) and then press the image onto the wood.

I have tried both adhesive paper and freezer paper, and my results are not near as good as on the Youtube videos. I decided to try it again on this project, and I printed an image of the Skil saw.

My inkjet is low on ink, and that could be why my images are not more clear.

But I run my inkjet cartridges until they don’t print at all before I spend the big bucks to replace them. Next time I replace them, I will try this transfer again with new cartridges. I have made several wood boxes for my tools, and I wanted an easy and quick way to label the box so I know what tool is in it.

I uploaded the Sketchup design to the Warehouse.

You can see my trials & tribulations of making this carrying case on my woodworking web site.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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