Traditional carpenters tool box

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Project by jessyeigh posted 07-10-2019 03:03 AM 630 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Open top tool box made of fir and quarter sawn oak. Box weighs 14.2 pounds and 34.5 loaded. About 14 hours time. Hopefully this keeps me a little more organized at work.

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#1 posted 07-10-2019 04:37 AM

Looks great, just wondering how the handle is attached? Havn’t tried D.T.s in Fir but I known Pine is a challenge!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 07-10-2019 04:59 AM

The handle is glued and pinned in. Dovetails in Douglas fir are easy just have sharp tools.

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#3 posted 07-10-2019 06:21 AM

Very cool, has a japanese feel to it.

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#4 posted 07-10-2019 06:45 AM

I like that design! Handle looks awesome too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-10-2019 11:40 AM

Eye catching tool box. Good way to subtly show off your skills to prospective customers.

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

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#6 posted 07-10-2019 12:35 PM

Love it. What is the use though? It appears loaded with bench tools for furniture making – do you take it to job sites to touch up/repair? My old carpenter’s box is full of framing tools (level, square, tape, chalk, saw, work chisel etc).

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#7 posted 07-10-2019 12:48 PM

Blue Ridge Dog, this is only one of many toolboxes I use. I do a lot of timber frame and wanted my most used hand tools easily accessible right at the saw horses for adjusting joints . Those saws are a 6 tpi ripper and a 7tpi cross so they are not as dainty as the photo looks.

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#8 posted 07-10-2019 01:01 PM

Good looking tool caddy! Nice!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#9 posted 07-11-2019 12:49 AM

It’s a beautiful tool tote.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 07-11-2019 12:06 PM

A well deserved Daily Top 3,
Lovely design and build.
Ol school type tool Caddy.
Nice one.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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