Tool box

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Project by snowdog posted 03-03-2012 12:50 PM 3805 views 18 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this in a magazine and wanted to make it for my step son, he told me he would rather make it with me so we made two. This is mine, I am trying it as a box to hold my carving tool.

This is the first time I tried hand cut tails and I learned a lot. We had a great time making them.

Hand cut dove tails and half blind tails for the boxes, there is no hardware all glued joints, the handle is cheery and maple shaped with a wood rasp, the rest of the box is clear pine milled to 1/2”.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 01:38 PM

HEY thats a good looking project…need the plan for my grand son send some plan info please


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#2 posted 03-03-2012 02:32 PM

Boy, that came out very nice indeed!
I like the way you constructed it, and every time you look at it, it’ll bring back the fond memory of you & your step son working together!
Very nice.

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 03:02 PM

Nice work, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 03:19 PM

Nice, I like it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 03:25 PM

Good looking tool box. You should get many years use out of them.

-- - Martin

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 03:46 PM

That came out great, I have that project to do with my daughter, I just have to catch her at the right time. If it’s a choice between building something with me or going to the movies with a friend, guess who wins? Looks like I’m in the shop alone today. :-(

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 04:36 PM

I could use one.
Great job.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 04:59 PM

My son (14) comes to my shop a few days a week after school. He made a comment the other day that he’ll be as good as me before long. At the rate he picks things up, It isn’t unlikely. Honestly, I don’t think it will be long before he blows right by my skills. No better feeling than having your kid(s) working with and learning from you. At least I have something useful to teach him that he will carry throughout life.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 05:19 PM

Ya, that looks like a fun project. I would keep donuts in that sliding compartment…................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 05:40 PM

Very nice tool box

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 08:31 PM

Very nice looking. I like that little accent of the dowels for pinning the handle.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#12 posted 03-03-2012 08:42 PM

Great looking box and I am glad to hear your son is interested .
Teach him all you know and he will never forget and have some good memories and skills.


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 03-03-2012 08:44 PM

That is one good looking tool box.

So simple, yet so elegant. Very nice build.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 03-03-2012 11:32 PM

That’s a great project. Nice work. What magazine did you find that in?

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 04:30 AM

after purchasing so many tool boxes. Plastic type buckled down, buckets with inserted screw pads that stack, ……even bought the ultimate cloth/ridgid tote bag from LV…………complete failure,……..great ideas but time made them fail

thats a nice tool box

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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