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New Tool Box for my Angle Grinder

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 06-26-2018 06:20 PM 1660 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old H/F cheapo angle grinder gave up the ghost and when I decided to buy a nice new one, it didn’t come with a case.
So, I had an old Poplar board that kept telling me to make something from it, and I decided to build my new grinder a nice new case.
It is both heavy duty, and nice to look at.
I like to build nice cases for my tools.
I’ve added some of the process shots with a couple of comments to go along.
I hope you like this build and thanks for looking.

Everything starts out as a big old board looking to be made into something.

Sizing up the pieces needed by matching them to the tool.

Cutting the pieces, the dovetails and sanding it all nicely.

Doing the glue up. No matter how many you do, it always a little nerve racking.

Out of the clamps, make a nice mitered skirt to put up with rough handling.
And that red spot is blood. Got myself sometime during the process…lol

Add a few touches like some nice beading.

An old leather belt makes a nice handle and the corner protective brasses add a nice touch.

I hope you like this project.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.





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EarlS

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#1 posted 06-26-2018 06:28 PM

I’m getting to the point where I need to make some wooden storage boxes to replace the plastic ones the tools came in. I like your design. The dovetails and brass corners certainly add some flair to a simple storage box. The leather handle is a great idea as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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lew

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#2 posted 06-26-2018 06:37 PM

Really like those dovetails! Reminds me of carpenter’s boxes of long ago. Nice touch with the storage shelf, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 06-26-2018 06:43 PM

A beautifully thought out box design with dovetails and everything. Nicely done Eric!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Steve

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#4 posted 06-26-2018 06:49 PM

nice case and thanks for the progress pics. helps us newbies learn more about the process of building stuff.

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 06-26-2018 07:11 PM

Very nice case, well made with good design features. Now you have proof positive this is yours, should you ever need it, with your DNA in the wood. Smart thinking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-26-2018 07:34 PM

This is a very nice tool box. It’s nicely done and it organizes the grinder and its accessories very well.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 06-26-2018 08:07 PM

Eric, You must like this tool very much for having built such nice storage box for it. No comparison with plastic case sometime supplied with tools.
You may be a woodwrecker, but no doubt you’re a tool lover !
You came up with the rights details using great techniques.
Great job my friend. I’m proud of you.

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 06-26-2018 08:07 PM

Eric, You must like this tool very much for having built such nice storage box for it. No comparison with plastic case sometime supplied with tools.
You may be a woodwrecker, but no doubt you’re a tool lover !
You came up with the rights details using great techniques.
Great job my friend. I’m proud of you.

Best,
Serge

PS: I don’t know why my comment was posted twice !!

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 06-26-2018 08:32 PM

Absolutely beautiful work and craftsmanship. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 06-26-2018 09:50 PM

Real nice tool box, Eric!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JCamp

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#11 posted 06-26-2018 10:04 PM

Looks great. Wonderful job

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Andybb

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#12 posted 06-26-2018 10:34 PM

Now THAT is one lucky grinder! Nice work.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#13 posted 06-26-2018 11:02 PM

Fantastic Job Eric – as usual.

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Mrowell

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#14 posted 06-27-2018 12:29 AM

I believe your tools have a nicer box then most of my furniture!!

-- Matt R

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woodbutcherbynight

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#15 posted 06-27-2018 01:26 AM

Very cool. Always nice to practice skills on projects like this AND get something accomplished that you want done.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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