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Project by LittleShaver posted 12-06-2017 04:35 PM 1661 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I had always wanted to make, but it didn’t happen until a few years ago. Basic toll box, but filled with tools that I made. Most of the cutting tools were made from old chisels I had inherited from my grandfather many years ago. I did “cheat” a bit in that the drill bits are a collection of old bits I picked up over the years.

The project won a blue ribbon and Judge’s Choice at the Colorado State Fair in 2015.

-- Sawdust Maker

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 12-06-2017 04:54 PM

Very nice … love the wooden hinges!

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#2 posted 12-06-2017 05:34 PM

I found a list of the contents that I submitted with the box to the fair.

Spear Point Marking Knife – Turned Jarrah handle, blade from old hand saw plate
Left hand and Right Hand Skew Knives – Jarrah handles, Blades from discarded planner blades
Bench Knife – Jarrah handle, Blade made from old file
Dove Tail Marking Gauge – Jarrah 1:7 pitch
Small hand plane – Jarrah body, Blade made from old file
Low Angle Plane – White Oak Body, Blade from chisel found at estate sale
Slicing gauge – Mahogany body with sliding dove tail beam, cutter from old saw plate
Marking Gauge – Body Cherry, Triangle Beam Hickory, 4d nail scribe
Slicing Gauge – Body Cherry, Square Beam Hickory, Jarrah wedge, cutter from old hand saw plate
Plane hammer – Hickory Handle, Head Copper plumbing fittings with lead shot fill and Jarrah wedge
Polissoir (Polisher) – Corn Broom, wrapped with cotton string, wax impregnated. Finishing tool used on Skew Knives, Small Plane, dovetail marking gauge.

Coping Saw – Hickory with turned cherry handles
Brace – Cherry

Large Square – Cherry with Jarrah insets
Small Square – Maple
Cam Lock Bar Clamps – Hickory Heads, Jarrah beams, Jarrah Cams
Bit Index – Cherry with Brass pivot pin. Old bits included for clarity
Chisels – 1/8”, ¼”, 3/8” ½” Blades made from old files, Turned Cherry handles
Birdcage Awl – Turned Aspen handle, blade from old file
Saws – Blades from broken Japanese Ryoba Saw. Hickory Handles with Brass peened pins
Mallet – Turned Red Oak laminated from leftover flooring
Try Square – Cherry body, Maple Blade

Dutch Tool Box:
Pine boards, Red Oak hinges from left over flooring. Base hand cut dovetails to sides, drawer sides, and hand cut sliding dove tails to drawer face. Back is shiplap boards, square nails to sides. Top, pegged breadboard ends. Side handles Mahogany, Drawer Pulls Cherry, and Maple Locking slats which double as Winding Sticks. Teak Oil over Milk Paint finish.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 07:51 AM

It’s so nice to see everything fit on it’s place. Very nice shape and colour outside. I like handles too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 03:56 PM

You did a fine job on this tool box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 12-08-2017 05:02 PM

Great color choice, good contrast between the blue and the wooden handles. I like the shape of handles as well.

-- Diogo

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#6 posted 02-20-2020 06:42 PM

Tremendous. Very Cool!

I hope you upload project pages for your shop made tools as well!

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