My good old tool box

  • Advertise with us
Project by ElliottH posted 03-02-2013 06:18 AM 2829 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My good old tool box
My good old tool box No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This is the toolbox we make in the first year of woodworking apprenticeship here in Switzerland. I am proud to still have it. It has been a great companion for the past decade or so. It has been my seat on lunchbreaks when there was no place to sit, held open doors when making deliveries and was my step stool when I couldn’t reach. A real treasure chest . Some say that a woodworkers toolbox is their business card, I like the idea, but have yet to come across a client that has noticed… Recently the box received a sand job and a few new coats of varnish. I plan on using it for many more years to come.

7 comments so far

View murch's profile


1380 posts in 3682 days

#1 posted 03-02-2013 09:32 AM

Sturdy and reliable. You’ll have no problem getting years more out of it.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

View DouginVa's profile


503 posts in 3331 days

#2 posted 03-02-2013 12:37 PM

Nice. I’d like to see more pics though.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

View doncutlip's profile


2832 posts in 4614 days

#3 posted 03-02-2013 03:31 PM

looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View a1Jim's profile


118161 posts in 4635 days

#4 posted 03-02-2013 04:00 PM

View Bluepine38's profile


3390 posts in 4143 days

#5 posted 03-02-2013 07:52 PM

Sounds like you built it well and used it as it was meant to be used, the fact that you have clients and are
continuing to use this box indicates that you are making a living at it, whether they notice the tool box or not.
Thank you for sharing. A few dimensions would be nice though.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

View ElliottH's profile


51 posts in 3012 days

#6 posted 03-03-2013 07:40 AM

Thanks for commenting all, I’ll check the dimensions on monday when I’m at work, might try to take a better pic, the phone makes fuzzy ones…

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3924 days

#7 posted 03-03-2013 01:56 PM

It looks like a great tool chest. I know you must have fond memories of building it. Hang on to it even if you outgrow it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics