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Project by Belford posted 02-15-2017 01:26 AM 2001 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Toolbox made from Red Oak for my nephew. The box dimensions are 25×12 x 12 inches.
The box contains two lift out trays and two covered small parts boxes. The lids for these boxes are Spalted Maple. The two larger trays have mitered corners secured with hard Maple splines. There are also three stationary drawers with brass pulls.
The corners fasteners are covered with brass plugs, which are friction fitted.
The large top tray is a piston fit, that drifts downward (slowly) under it’s own weight as the air is expelled.
The finish is seven very thin applications of hand rubbed Super Blond Shellac.
In about a month my nephew can improve the finish by rubbing the box with a crumpled brown paper bag.

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 01:31 AM

Very nice ! You did a GREAT job ! I have a nephew that works with me in my shop occasionally…......You gave me a good idea here. THANKS !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 04:07 AM

Very nice! It’s guys like you that make me want to quit woodworking but make me even more want to keep going. Keep up the good work,

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 11:45 AM

Beautiful!!! Nothing more to say

-- Retired and lovin it

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#4 posted 02-15-2017 12:16 PM

Good job! I especially like the bank of drawers. Kudos on the mention of ”rubbing the box with a crumpled brown paper bag”. I do the same thing … just with a hand-full of shavings!

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#5 posted 02-15-2017 02:21 PM

I love it! Great job!!!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 04:52 PM

This is a great toolbox and it looks like a very practical project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 06:31 PM

great build

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#8 posted 02-15-2017 08:22 PM

Superb job and a treasured gift, thanks for sharing it.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#9 posted 02-15-2017 11:30 PM

Well done!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#10 posted 02-16-2017 01:57 AM

Super nice!

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