hand tool box

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Project by oicurn2it2 posted 01-07-2008 02:21 AM 4502 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

you guys are to thank for this seeing all the wonderful craftsmen here and the ingenious ideals
ive been wanting to do this for years ,so from the bottom of my tool box Thanks Lumberjocks for the inspiration well this took more of my thinking side than i first reconed oh yea its a box ,two doors & a drawer
but then i had to figure in the tool placement space and then hangers (temorary wood screws for most untill time pemits)
wood- spalted maple (bearly saved)
texture-stanley scrub # 40
stain -mix and match
drawer- dovetailed ( on the fly & in under 6 hours wha-hoo) thought its nothing as good as that hickory box some days ago ,making progress though
any way i hope you guys are happy with yourselves

revised ,,
made some changes and took some more pics so thought id bring it up to speed

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#1 posted 01-07-2008 02:25 AM

Very cool! Nice tool placement! You should get a lot of use out of it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-07-2008 02:33 AM

Love your “saw keepers”! Nice…...

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 01-07-2008 02:44 AM

very well done , well laid out . great work

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 03:05 AM

Very nice, how did you finish the project?

I’ve got a bit of spalted maple and I would like to make it stand out proud.

-- Casey, Engineer, Escanaba, MI

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#5 posted 01-07-2008 03:11 AM

Very nicely done! I’m just plain jealous. Your choice of wood made a huge difference, that’s for sure!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#6 posted 01-07-2008 04:10 AM

Great tool organizer.

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#7 posted 01-07-2008 04:11 AM

Real nice! Way to go – we’re proud of ya!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 04:13 AM

Great tool chest. nice job and great wood selection.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-07-2008 04:40 AM

Hello oicurn2it2;
—-this is one great, ’keeper of the tools ’ and hand tools at that!
Makes one wonder why they think they need those corded and battery powered tools when there are boxes such as this to feel up. I’ve often thought about just what would be the minimum number of tools that it takes to build with wood….that answer would stagger the minds of many in todays woodworking world….any-ways this is your ’hand tool box ’ post, so I should shut up and give you your ’justified honor ’ on the great construction and all those wonder-full hand tools you have there!

I truly love this box, and the wood species is something to be proud of, and great ‘wood joinery’ even if on the fly. I would have to say that unless one knows how to do ‘wood joinery’ on the fly….what use is it anyways….!

Thanks for sharing this project with us here at LJ, and again….,

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 05:14 AM

Great organizer! Love that spalted maple, too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 01-07-2008 05:18 AM

Awesome box my friend. One day I will be so organized. My shop is a mess.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#12 posted 01-07-2008 05:43 AM

Very nice indeed, may I ask the titles and authors of the two books? I can almost make out one of them.


-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#13 posted 01-07-2008 08:05 AM

Brother LJ, I just LOVE your work. But your blurry pictures are holding out on the visual fullness of your marvelous labors in the wood medium

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 01-07-2008 12:27 PM

wonderful choice of wood, I think, for your this hand tool storage.
It definitely has been made for your tools. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 01-07-2008 07:11 PM

You really did a nice job. That will be a beautiful addition to your shop.

-- Happy woodworking!

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