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Project by zombeerose posted 09-17-2007 02:32 AM 3167 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It may not be much to look at for most people but this box holds seven of my most treasured possessions. . . my chisels. ;) Since my current woodworking opportunities are almost entirely limited to hand tools, I decided to practice some box joints while building a container to keep my favorite set of Ashley Iles chisels protected. I will admit that I did cheat and purchase pre-surfaced poplar but all the other cuts, including the grooves, were by hand. The box is solid poplar with a small cherry nob on the lib. The dimensions are approximately 11 X 10 X 2.5”.

While I especially enjoy making those “pretty” projects that visually appeal to everyone, I would none-the-less recommend that WWs should build a core project like this occasionally. It really reacquaints you with wood and the tools you use.

Completed Sept. 2007

-- Maximize - Your Time, Your Experiencies, Your Life, Yourself!

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#1 posted 09-17-2007 03:15 AM

Nicely done, and well said. I also find it “pretty.”

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#2 posted 09-17-2007 03:30 AM

nice job on a well made box. I like your chisels to.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 09-17-2007 04:45 AM

beautiful hand craftsmanship!

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

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#4 posted 09-17-2007 05:34 AM

very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 09-17-2007 06:14 AM

Excellent box for your tools. Great job!

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#6 posted 09-17-2007 09:10 AM

Hold on, ZBR, what do you mean “not much to look at”? It’s a small wooden box isn’t it – everyone knows I just love small wooden boxes. Very nice. I’m sure your chisels love it as well.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 09-17-2007 02:45 PM

I gotta tell ya, I have so much respect for you guys that have the skill and patients to pull off those hand cut joints. If it weren’t for power tools this would be a spectator sport for me.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#8 posted 09-17-2007 06:32 PM

Nice box!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 09-17-2007 06:47 PM

Nice box for some treasured possessions. A jewelry box for the wife and a tool box for the chisels.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 12-22-2007 07:24 AM

My piece of junk Stanley chisels would look out of place in this box. Nicely crafted.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#11 posted 12-22-2007 08:35 AM

Consider me inspired. Some of my hand tools could use a nicer home.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 12-22-2007 12:23 PM

Well done and functional. That’s what it’s all about.

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