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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 10-26-2021 12:59 AM 663 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Or, the “Rasp’s Nest”.

The title comes from shades of the days when us CAD guys were working and the system warned of “Dew Point Critical Shutdown”, and guys started yelling, “File, File!” around the room, lol.

OK, enough draftsman nerdery. I made this box to hold my Corradi rasps and Taiwanese files after having to suffer through winding them out of their plastic shipping packages, which were just getting more shredded over time. Made of basswood scraps left over from some kumiko projects, alder and poplar scraps and a 1/8” by 5” by 2’ plank of wenge that I was going to make a project from for my eldest son’s gf, but he broke up with her before I started. He’s been married for about 9 years, so that plank had languished long enough.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer





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#1 posted 10-26-2021 01:43 AM

Nicely done! That wenge is really eye catching.

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#2 posted 10-26-2021 01:54 AM

Nicely done, and a great little box for the files.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 10-26-2021 02:39 AM

Thanks, folks. I failed to mention that there is no finish on this, yet. And there may never be. We’ll just see. Anyone who has worked with wenge knows what a splinter supply that stuff is, too. I’m not sure what happened with the color. The wenge is nearly black, in person.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#4 posted 10-26-2021 02:56 AM

Nice project…Well done…

Great to make yourself a shop help project, that looks and works good…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-26-2021 01:16 PM

Thanks! This goes in my carving tool chest, for transport to/from the club meetings.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 10-26-2021 02:04 PM

Best place to store files is in their own storage box. Neat and way much better than those plastic packages they come in. Looks great.

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

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#7 posted 10-26-2021 02:10 PM

beautiful way to store your files.yeah funny how light the wenge looks in your pic.

-- 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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#8 posted 10-26-2021 03:03 PM

Thanks, guys. There’s a lot of yellow in there. The basswood is actually white in person, but yellow in this pic.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 10-26-2021 04:40 PM

Plastic packages?
I don’t have any fine file sets like that, but the few “good” files I have are placed in a drawer and kept from contact with each other. As to my large collection of larger “regular” files, well, they are piled into another drawer =8^@

I know, I know, Bad! At least I am careful when putting them back versus just tossing them in…..

On the bucket list, organize my files and treat them with respect.

Steven, very nice and solid box, your files will respect you and your creations (not to anthropomorphize them too much)!

Me thinks I’ll need to make some drawer dividers like you have and try to gain my files respect (I’m so ashamed!)

+1 on braving the wrath of the wenge!

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#10 posted 10-26-2021 05:29 PM

Thanks! I am ashamed to admit that my metal working files aren’t protected from each other. The difference is that the Corradi “Italian Hand-Stitched” rasps weren’t cheap like a Nicholson flat bastard is.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 10-26-2021 06:58 PM

Anyone would treasure something hand stitched by an Italian versus some random flat bastard 8^)

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#12 posted 10-26-2021 07:14 PM



Anyone would treasure something hand stitched by an Italian versus some random flat bastard 8^)

- splintergroup


lol

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 10-27-2021 01:08 PM

Excellent job. I need lots of things like this. They’re on the long-term todo list though. I guess I’ll just be jealous and fight with the plastic sleeves ;-)

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

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#14 posted 10-27-2021 01:15 PM

Nice I like it.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#15 posted 10-27-2021 02:34 PM

Thanks, guys. I made this as compact as possible. The top tray and the lid serve as restraints to keep the files and rasps in their place.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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