Easy made toolboxes

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Project by Henrik Oscarsson posted 02-07-2012 04:09 PM 3452 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago i bought an angle grinder. The price was right and i couldn’t resist.

But you always get what you pay for, in this case the angle grinder in it self was a bargain but i didnt get a box with it.I decided to make a toolbox for the angle grinder and  for my “new”power drill who also was delivered without box.

I had some scrap pieces of construction plywood i used for the sides and for the top and bottom i used old bookshelves in pine.

It is nothing special about this project but i really like projects when i can go down to the shop and use what i already have and make the best of it, instead of going to the store and buy  ”the optimal” wood for “the perfect” solution. 

In this case, the result from …
1 plywood board
2 small pine boards
1 sleeping pad 
4 hinges 
and 3 hours of work 

...was 2 useful boxes that hopefully will last many years!   

Plywood sides (mitre joints with splines)
Top and bottom in pine (2 pine boards glued together to get the right width)

I stained the sides. I didn’t have enough stain to stain the top and bottom so i just covered the top/bottom with lacquer.

The inside was made of plywood and an old sleeping pad. 

i have more pictures on my blog

Thanks for Looking
/ henrik

-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden

10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


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#1 posted 02-07-2012 04:24 PM

These boxes look very good ,they keep everything nice and organized. Good job Henrik.


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#2 posted 02-07-2012 04:39 PM

Great storage units. Very nice!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 05:28 PM

Nice design and build! You give me inspiration to do the same for my tools in a drawer….........

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 06:14 PM

Look great, I like the look of these better than the festool boxes. I always try to repurpose stuff.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 06:45 PM

A much better way to organize your tools instead of just throwing them in a drawer. I just might have to make a few for myself :)

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 10:42 PM

Looks great, really well organized

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 10:55 PM

These look solid, and for better or for worse I think running out of stain was a good thing, the contrast is attractive.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 08:52 AM

That looks very professional! I would love to see the look of a client when they see you pull tools out of there.

-- Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 10:17 AM

These are better than the factory boxes because you made it easy to store the cord.
That’s half the reason why I don’t use my factory boxes.
You have to really bend the cord in order to fit them in, and I don’t like that.
Good job.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 10:41 AM

These are fine useful boxes and are an asset to your shop.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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