Snap-on "S" Box

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Project by lavenrw posted 07-30-2012 07:54 PM 3256 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work for Snap-on Tools and decided to make a bandsaw box out of the letter “S” in our logo. The bottom wrench shaped drawer was the most difficult part. I had a problem when it was done because the “S” is italicized and the box tended to tip over! That is why I had to add the walnut base. The box itself is made out of Jatoba and finished with Tung oil and paste wax.

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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#1 posted 07-30-2012 08:09 PM

That is really sharp looking. Nicely done!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 07-30-2012 08:16 PM

That is SO cool. I’m a SnapOn guy but I can’t afford all I want. For a mechanic, this is the gift of the century.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 07-30-2012 08:57 PM

Now that is a unique bandsaw box. I’d like to see you make more logos

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#4 posted 07-30-2012 10:33 PM

What a nice looking box. I have to know, what blade did you use to cut the bottom wrench drawer? I use a 3/16” 10 TPI, but there is no way I could make that tight turn. Have you done others like this?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 07-30-2012 10:34 PM

Do you mind giving me a coupon for a free Snap-On tool?
Nice project though.

-- My terrible signature...

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#6 posted 07-30-2012 11:14 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Larry – very astute observation! I debated that drawer for many hours and ended up cutting the “tongue” out of the body of the box along with the wrench drawer. I then cut the tongue out of the drawer and glued it back into the body. By using a fine saw blade the line is almost invisible. The box was much too thick to make this cut with a scroll saw.
You guys and gals won’t tell anyone I cheated – will you?

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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#7 posted 07-30-2012 11:16 PM

The wrench makes this one go. Thanks for sharing the concept. Hope this is a hit sitting on your desk at work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 07-30-2012 11:29 PM

Yes Big Al, it proudly holds my push pins and paper clips.

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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#9 posted 07-31-2012 12:15 AM

Nice work.

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#10 posted 07-31-2012 01:30 AM

Really cool little box. My dad is a Snap-On dealer in Georgia. I’ll definately have to steal this one.

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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#11 posted 07-31-2012 02:36 AM

Most bandsaw boxes don’t do much for me, but I really like this one. It’s probably the Snap-on connection and the nifty wrench drawer. Snap-on has been tops for as long as I can remember . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 07-31-2012 05:28 AM

That’s a clever design. I wonder what other logos would make good bandsaw boxes.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 07-31-2012 09:41 AM

I have always thought about making a Bandsw box, But this is the one I have to do! Being a proud owner of mostly all Snap-on tools here at work and home I have to makeone of these. This is very cool.

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

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#14 posted 07-31-2012 06:39 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I was asked by some people here at Snap-on to make them in bulk for retirement gifts but I said they would have to be around $300 each because of the time involved in each one. They changed their mind.

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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#15 posted 07-31-2012 08:32 PM

I wrenched for 10 years. I love my snap on tools. Does the box have a lifetime warranty….lol.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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