Leather Work Tool Holder (box with a bunch of holes)

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Project by tsdahc posted 03-22-2013 01:31 PM 4619 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine is getting into leather work and wanted a holder for his tools. He showed me some ones on ebay and I decided to make him one that was slightly nicer than what was found on the bay. I went to my scrap bin to look for pieces and this is what I came up with. It has maple front and back, cherry sides that are rabetted and dowelled with walnut dowels and walnut handles that are also dowelled with walnut dowels. The lid was a piece of maple that had a knot in the end which I used to keep it semi rustic looking. After cleaning up the maple on top from its rough state it had some great figure, a little curly a little ambrosia and a little tiger stripe. My cell phone doesnt do it justice, nor the lighting. It was almost too nice to use as a piece of shop furniture. I decided to use it though as I try to incorporate nice pieces in my shop as inspiration, figured Id carry that through to this shop piece. I hope it brings him many years of service and a little inspiration. This was in exchange for some scraps of leather for my mallet, a leather strope and when he gets a big enough piece, leather for my vise.

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#1 posted 03-22-2013 01:44 PM

Oh yeah… bartering, the best thing next to free :-)
Box looks very useful, I’m sure he’ll appreciate it.

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 05:20 PM

nicely done, can be used as incense burner :)

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 06:22 PM

great idea! Now I know where I can put my tools

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#4 posted 03-23-2013 01:55 AM

That is really nicely done some sweet looking wood used
I want to make a nice long one for the back of my new bench when I get to reno my shop
I have been collecting pics of these and other benches to get ideas
Hope your friend is a member of it is just like lumberjocks except for leather heads

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