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Have Some Questions Building This Tool Box

by wmgworks
posted 08-15-2016 04:13 AM


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Woodknack

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 04:20 AM

1. chisel
2. yes to tape and handplane

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 03:11 PM

What he said ^.

I would add that a part like that is better made from solid lumber than ply.

You can see what happens to it when you screw close to the edge.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 03:15 PM



What he said ^.

I would add that a part like that is better made from solid lumber than ply.

You can see what happens to it when you screw close to the edge.

- rwe2156

Agreed. We’ll see what happens. I had some left over 3/4” ply from a cabinet repair so I went with that. His original plan used baltic birch so I’m sure it would screw better than what I have. I think originally the guy who designed it used a brad nailer – whic I don’t have.

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 03:47 PM

I cut the pieces out with a circular saw. I used a guide I created but either the guide isn’t square or I didn’t line the guide up correctly

For making cuts like these with a Circular saw get a couple of Speed Squares a small one and a larger one , they are pretty cheap and work very good as guides for it.

That’s actually a pretty neat box for carrying around a few tools for some odd jobs , where did you find it ?

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 03:55 PM



For making cuts like these with a Circular saw get a couple of Speed Squares a small one and a larger one , they are pretty cheap and work very good as guides for it.

That s actually a pretty neat box for carrying around a few tools for some odd jobs , where did you find it ?

- Richard

Good suggestion. I have a small one but it wouldn’t have been long enough for this cut.

I’ve been looking for a good wooden tool box design and found this one on the interwebs. I love the idea. The guy said he uses it to sit on, stand on, set pieces on – all kinds of stuff. It’s got a couple places routed down so he can set screws in the lid, too. I plan on putting my house fixin’ type tools in here so I don’t have to keep going back and forth to the shop for stuff. Below is the link to the article I pulled the plans from. He has a Sketchup file for download here, too.

http://www.garymkatz.com/ChartsDrawings/tool_tote.html

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 04:15 PM

Thanks I will take a look at the plans . And your idea of putting the House Fixing things in is exactly what I was thinking about for it . Just put the most commonly used stuff it and go to the problem and get it done without a lot of running around. I always seem to have Duplicates of a lot of commonly used tools so having some in this for the occasional odd job is not a big deal as it would most often be sitting in the shop anyway if I needed something from it there.

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