20 tool boxes in 8 hours

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Project by jjempson posted 12-30-2011 12:38 AM 3687 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its the beginning of a new academic year at work…
new budget…..woo hoo..
new tools…
old worn out tool boxes…not good…
3 sheets of 12mm ply and a lot of P.V.A glue and 30mm pins our goal had be achieved..
with a couple of simple jigs on the band saw and one for a 1/4 inch router all the components were made up and set out for production…the rush began…the Hitachi pin gun and compressor did me proud and all boxes were completed within the day…
Tool inventory.. set of 5 marples chisels..6,10,13,18,25 no.4 smoother 6”mallet marking gauge combination square rip saw coping saw slotted/PZ2 screwdriver 5mtr tape measure bradawl
and maybe one tool but i have forgotten…

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 12:45 AM

Hehehe, nice batch :)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 01:26 AM

Now that’s workin it!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 01:36 AM

Looks like a great set up. A couple close up shots would be nice.


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#4 posted 12-30-2011 02:51 AM

Great job! At what level school do you teach?

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 10:33 AM

thank you all..
will try to get some closer pictures for you..
i teach at a further education college…we teach students from the age of 14 years….they have a day release from school and they try different trades through out the year on a structured course…eg brickwork,painting and decorating,plumbing,electrical and carpentry…the tool boxes were constructed for the level two carpenters ( age range 18+)...they are more tailored to the trade…eg…big saws and hammer strike chisels..and for the joiners their boxes have mortice gauges and a couple of different sized gouges and a scribeing template aswell as a larger tenon saw…

-- jjempson

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 12:08 PM

The Battle of Hastings reloaded … lol

Good job … would have taken me ages to do the same.

Best wishes from another (non-woodworking) teacher who is like you still wondering why he does what he does.

Hope your pupils will value their new equipment.

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 04:28 PM

I’ve taught technology but never woodworking. That sounds like it would be interesting. Nice boxes too.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 12-30-2011 11:26 PM

Cool…. you teach something the kids can make a living at. My sons high school cancelled all the trades classes. They don’t even have home ec anymore. I wonder if the students could make a tool box?

-- Thank You Veterans!

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