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Project by robscastle posted 05-07-2020 07:41 AM 1106 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well boys and girls, .... (sorry couldn’t resist)
here is a blast from the past, I don’t even remember building this but it was around 2012 or thereabouts.

Anyway I got a sudden brain wave to prompt me to do a “hey Post your Trimmer Box” from somewhere arounda a hazy wooded area in Vic.

Construction:-

The top and bottom are ply wood the top only inlayed with bloodwood strips and a pre CNC machine called a 3D router carver did the pattern. (Its got its own box too so you may see it soon too.)
Another great invention sold out to the in god we trust friends.

Anyway moving right along the sides are CGV pine, with box joints cut on the table saw using one of the many Jigs shown on LJs thanks guys/girls!!

The hinges and hardware need no explanation, the tool kit is held in place is by rare earth magnets which BTW seem to be everywhere these days so they need a name change.

Worthy of a special mention is the handle!!
The base has the required rubber plastic feet to prevent scratches..

There are inside lots of bits and as you can see is a brass hoojaa kit and a few router bits.

Most of my router bits are held in a special casket to ward off sticky beaks

That ends my “I have a nicer trimmer box than you” post expect to see some feathers flying as a result.

But hey its getting a bit chillie so a down doona is the go!

BTW I have to mention LJ ellgee dropped by and hauled a couple of wheel barrow loads of my ridiculous timber hoarding stash out today, however replaced it with 2 x cases of Carlton Cold!! thank you a very kind gesture most unexpected and thank you kiss hug ( work out who gets what)
But rest assured there will be no wood working tomorrow. hic

Hey look outside its a full moon too !!

-- Regards Rob





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anthm27

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#1 posted 05-07-2020 07:50 AM

Nice one Robbo,
Lovely looking box mate and yes it seems to have kept your tools in good condition over the years.
Well done.
Dont give all the lumber away.
I retire in a few years don,t forget.

Cheers
Anthm
(Day 7 of 14 day home govt monitored quarantine.)

EDIT: Oh I see what you mean , its Victoria verses Brisbane

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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Ivan

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#2 posted 05-07-2020 09:26 AM

Cool details on that box….sure it will help you find the tool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 05-07-2020 09:31 AM


OMG here we go its dueling trimmer box time

- robscastle


Typical Queenslander… brings a geetah to a bandjoe duel…

Looks like your box weathered better than those tools.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 05-07-2020 10:30 AM

all of the boxes are quite nice but the big one appears to need a dolly to transport – the little caskets are great

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 05-07-2020 10:55 AM

Fancy, fancy

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 05-07-2020 12:31 PM

Awesome work Rob! I had an opportunity to buy one of them router carvers a while back and passed on it. Thanks for making me regret that decision :-( That inlay looks spectacular.

Now I have to print pictures of this box and LBD’s box and spend hours scrutinizing them so I can declare one of you the winner. I will return a verdict in the near future. Bribes will be accepted in the meantime!!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 05-07-2020 02:18 PM

yo Rob i am also on the judging committee with Kenny so he shall give you my address for gifts i really have to do this for some of my stuff just not sure where to start or how plus not as much fun as models GREAT JOB :<)) even with no video LOL

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 05-07-2020 02:22 PM

pretty cool rc not quite as proffesional as the ducks but gets the job done.love the little caskets,very humorous.

-- 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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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#9 posted 05-07-2020 03:34 PM

Thats a lotta lovin for a toolbox. Looks great. Those casket boxes though, WOW. Those are spiffy. I am really likin those.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 05-07-2020 08:15 PM

Tool box is nice and I know what you mean about remembering things! I’m in that box too! LOL!
I really like the caskets very cool….no pun intended!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 05-07-2020 09:51 PM


Now I have to print pictures of this box and LBD s box and spend hours scrutinizing them so I can declare one of you the winner. I will return a verdict in the near future. Bribes will be accepted in the meantime!!

- HokieKen

yo Rob i am also on the judging committee with Kenny so he shall give you my address for gifts …

- GR8HUNTER

pretty cool rc not quite as proffesional as the ducks but gets the job done.love the little caskets,very humorous.

- pottz

Hokie I will accept your bribe of a few casks… Just post them to Churchill and I’ll let you vote for me.

RG8’ for a bribe, I refuse to sacrifice any trimmer/router, however, I’m always prepared to lower my stockpile of 10 drills.

Disagree with pottzy... I think yours is much cooler with those inlays… any laser can do laser work but inlays are reserved for people that like to sleep in…. you get my vote.

PS. Must admit rc, those caskets are drop dead gorgeous

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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anthm27

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#12 posted 05-07-2020 10:40 PM

Daily Top Three overnight congratulations and well deserved.
I,m standing by for Judge Kenny and Tony the GR8s Final scorings and judgments.
Cheers
Anthm

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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robscastle

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#13 posted 05-07-2020 11:01 PM

OMG what have I started here !... (me and my six fingers getting me into trouble again)

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 05-08-2020 12:58 AM

I take back my vote, you, you… you slumlord… Just got a phone call from the Minister for Toolamities!
Two bloody families in the one box… at least I keep my families together and isolated… and I’m NOT racist… today.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#15 posted 05-08-2020 01:01 AM



I take back my vote, you, you… you slumlord… Just got a phone call from the Minister for Toolamities!
Two bloody families in the one box… at least I keep my families together and isolated… and I m NOT racist… today.

- LittleBlackDuck


looking pic’s of his house i always had that feeling.

-- 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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