Toolbox of love

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Project by Kyle posted 02-03-2013 07:44 PM 4998 views 20 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today is my Nephew’s fourth birthday. My sister said he’s been showing interest in tools lately so it only made sense for me to reinforce that interest with his very own tool tote. He has a plastic wrench that is 14” long so this tote is about 15” long. I think I should have put wheels on this because he’s not a very big guy yet but I know this will help him build muscles… BIG muscles. Hopefully this will be around long enough for him to actually look at it and say, “I could make one of these.” Who knows… maybe someday he’ll be a woodworker just like his Grandpa and I.
The ends are cocobolo, the sides and handle are curly maple, the bottom is 1/2” oak plywood, and the wedge for the handle is purpleheart. It was finished with 4 coats of minwax poly.
This was a couple years ago when I went to visit.

-- Kyle

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 07:54 PM

awesome build,your nephew is gonna love it.

great choice of woods,very nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 07:59 PM

Wow that’s one amazing toolbox.You can tell it was for someone you love because you gave up all of that fantastic wood.


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#3 posted 02-03-2013 08:07 PM

Looks marvellous! Amazing dovetails with the contrasting timber.


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#4 posted 02-03-2013 08:27 PM

How cool is this! Very well done…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 08:30 PM


-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 08:42 PM

You can adopt me as another nephew if you want…my birthday is in October. Nice work on the toolbox.

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#7 posted 02-03-2013 08:46 PM

Well I wish the toolbox I am making with my daughter looked like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Building stuff with my kids sometimes. Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#8 posted 02-03-2013 09:09 PM

Thank you for the nice comments, everybody.

Marcus- I’m sorry but I can’t afford to adopt.

ejvc- the fact that you’re making a toolbox with your daughter is pretty awesome.

-- Kyle

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 09:12 PM

Great job Uncle Kyle! I’m sure he LOVES it! And that is an interesting spellling of his name.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 02-03-2013 09:21 PM

Beautiful tote. I think the wheels are a good idea considering his age.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 02-04-2013 12:49 AM

That is awesome. Good message, good project, good wood. That maple is gorgeous!

-- Jay -

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#12 posted 02-04-2013 01:13 AM

What an incredible project. I wish I would have gotten one of these when I was young. Thanks for sharing an awesome story and build.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#13 posted 02-04-2013 03:04 AM

That’s a wonderful, and beautiful gift.

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#14 posted 02-04-2013 03:25 AM

What a special gift! My boy is 15 months, and I’m already thinking about tools for him. :) Great job! I know he is going to love it.

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#15 posted 02-04-2013 04:59 AM

Wow. Thank you for the lump in my throat. Nice job.

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