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Project by mochasatin posted 04-20-2018 08:01 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Eastern White Pine with a Colonial Maple stain. I forgot how difficult it can be to work with soft pine. It dents and scratches with a light touch. Tools have to be razor sharp (mine where not) or you will crush the fibers rather than cut through them. Tearout is awful and cracks propagate easily along the grain. You also have to be very careful not to sand too aggressively. My first attempt at this toolbox was to use a 3/4” box joint, but several of the fingers popped off with just a little pressure. So I found this basic design on Google and modified it to suit my needs.

-- Scott





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Joe

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#1 posted 04-20-2018 09:14 PM

Great design, I especially like the handle, plus your over all construction and finish is first class too. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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Richard

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#2 posted 04-21-2018 12:20 AM

Very Nice For Sure & Well Done Also Scott!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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NormG

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#3 posted 04-21-2018 01:12 AM

Wonderful job, will be around a long time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 04-21-2018 02:04 AM

Scott, great job and great joinery. It fits together like a glove. Good idea to install the handle before the corners are fastened together. If you are up for a challenge, you might look here for a different design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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mochasatin

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#5 posted 04-21-2018 02:41 AM


Scott, great job and great joinery. It fits together like a glove. Good idea to install the handle before the corners are fastened together. If you are up for a challenge, you might look here for a different design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy

That is a real pretty box on the link you referenced. There are a lot of totes in LJ that are very nice and well made. Mine is relatively simple in comparison. I selected pine mainly for it’s light weight.

-- Scott

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trainrunner

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#6 posted 04-21-2018 01:41 PM

That is a good looking box it reminds me of the one my grandpa used when I was little and helped him with projects.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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Andre

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#7 posted 04-21-2018 06:32 PM

Nice project, that is what I have planned for our clubs 2×4 challenge!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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mochasatin

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#8 posted 04-22-2018 01:28 AM



Nice project, that is what I have planned for our clubs 2×4 challenge!

- Andre


Sounds like fun!

-- Scott

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Choke

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#9 posted 04-22-2018 12:04 PM

Very Cool. I always wanted to make one.

Dave

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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