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Project by LoganN posted 03-03-2020 10:56 PM 805 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my absolute favorite recent projects! I was asked to make a tool box for a long term hired help on a friends farm. They wanted it to be out of oak and have his name engraved.
I choose quarter sawn white oak and finally got around to doing box joints for strength.
I added an insert and a handmade handle that I love! It was fun to make this whole thing and I learned new techniques doing it.

Finish was odies super penetrating oil





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pottz

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#1 posted 03-04-2020 01:00 AM

beautiful logan thats something he’ll have the rest of his life.that would also make a great gift for a grandchild,put their name on it with some of grandpas tools,a memory for life.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-04-2020 01:02 AM

Very nice! What was his reaction?

-- Darrel

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#3 posted 03-04-2020 02:00 AM

Looks great. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 03-04-2020 02:12 AM

That’s a dandy. Great looking finger joints and wood combination.

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LoganN

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#5 posted 03-04-2020 02:42 AM

Hey, thanks all! I really love it – the owner to be hasn’t gotten it yet! It will be a few weeks until he does, but I couldn’t wait to share it.

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#6 posted 03-04-2020 03:19 AM

Nice box. I love tools boxes, and chests. Fun to make, and use. Hope the hired hand enjoys this one.

I really like that handle.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 03-04-2020 12:22 PM

Nice job! Cool gift.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 03-04-2020 01:16 PM

How did you do the lettering?

Great looking heirloom

-- Cherish wily thoughts and keep a tight grip on your booze

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LoganN

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#9 posted 03-04-2020 10:30 PM

Big Shooter – I have a smallish CNC. Roughly 15×17 cutting area. I cut the letters and then painted oil based paint into them

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#10 posted 03-06-2020 11:03 PM

great looking box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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