Camping Chuck Box

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Project by Lance posted 02-24-2013 11:44 PM 53396 views 144 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this to solve a camping problem, too many plastic boxes, bread and food getting smashed & not being able to find things. Before the chuck box we had 2 large plastic camping boxes, now we barely need one!!

I made it with 1/2” & 1/8” Baltic Birch Ply, Daddo’s, Glue and Brad Nails.

Below’s a quick video of the Chuck Box.

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-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 11:53 PM

that is awesome, I have to make one of those, you are so right about the camping boxes.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 12:11 AM

Cool. Looks both very nice and very functional. Enjoy your camping.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 12:36 AM

Yes that is awesome!!! You did a great job.

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 12:38 AM

Oh that is super sweet….good job lance

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 12:42 AM

I’ve always wanted to build one of those, now I feel more inspired to get it done before next elk season.

-- Tony, Colorado, [email protected]

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#6 posted 02-25-2013 12:59 AM

Very, very cool

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#7 posted 02-25-2013 01:28 AM

Really nice, well thought out piece of gear.
I know exactly what you mean about the improvement a little organization makes.
I made one a little smaller for my boat and it made things a lot easier.

Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 02-25-2013 01:43 AM

Nice job. Any excuse to make something or go camping is worth it.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 01:47 AM

Thats great! We have a VW Camper van. Any chance you have drawings, plans, or a cut list?

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#10 posted 02-25-2013 01:57 AM

Natalie, I don’t, I just measured everything I wanted in the box, then started constructing it. Sorry, but I personally think these should all be custom to what you own/take camping.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#11 posted 02-25-2013 03:36 AM

@Lance—We had one similar to yours when I was in my late teens. Legs on our box were 1” threaded pipe that screwed into flanges on the bottom of the chuck box, and were stored in the box when in transit or storage. I like the way you designed the base to store on top of the chuck box—clever, clever.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#12 posted 02-25-2013 04:05 AM

Function and Form. I really like it. Especially like the flip open table and leg storage. Really well thought out.

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#13 posted 02-25-2013 04:24 AM

I need one of these for backpacking this weekend ;)

-- Psalm19:1

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#14 posted 02-25-2013 08:44 AM

Real neat, the most organised kitchen camp I’ve seen.
Great video, looks fun.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 02-25-2013 12:58 PM

Very well done!
I especially like how you chose to use the top for a cooking surface instead of a flip down door. (like all of the chuck boxes we had in my scout troop). Also like the way you built the legs because you can “level” the whole substructure before you put the loaded box on top.

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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