Portable Tack Box

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Project by 489tad posted 10-15-2018 02:22 AM 1037 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed a portable tack box for her equestrian supplies. She has been using a portable step stool tool box, yellow. Unacceptable. Im making her box. It has to be light weight. The frame is mitered for slip in tenons. The lattice is interlocking 3/8” with 1” space between. The box is made from birch with cherry bread board edges. Cherry top caps on the legs and white oak on the bottom of the legs. Finish is a mix of natural and golden oak stain. Spray water base ploy for the finish. The lid has piano hinges. I was unable to find an appropriate hasp locally so made it from 1/8” x 2” brass. The box is approximately 21”x15”x15”. Thank you for looking.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#1 posted 10-15-2018 02:43 AM

Very nice, Dan. That is a lot better than anything yellow. The latticework looks great.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 10-15-2018 04:23 AM

Pretty cool design with that wooden grid. I like the way you made those legs.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-15-2018 01:05 PM

Great job on this tack box. The lattice design is a good idea. Nice job with the hasp too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 10-15-2018 01:44 PM

Nice job Dan. Good work on the hasp as well.

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

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#5 posted 10-15-2018 09:13 PM

Nice!, I see you go over the top like me. She probably won’t use it, and keep it in her living room it’s so nice!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 10-16-2018 05:32 AM

Thanks guys.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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