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I made this chest out of left over osb from a chair I am currently making,I am thinking of dying the chair red so I decided to test it out on the tool chest,I am a mechanic by trade so I am used to red tool chests!I put wooden angles on the corners to protect the osb edges.I could not get all the fittings in black so I went with silver handles and used other left over black hinges and a latch I already had.I was nervous of the red dye looking rubbish but it looks real good after the first coat of varnish its almost a marble effect. I will store a battery drill and nail gun in the sectioned areas of the box and a router and sander in the big part.

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That's pretty cool! I like the way you designed the lid.
 

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Thanks Lew but I wont lie I made the mistake of measuring once and when I went to fit the lid it was falling inside the box,so I had to come up with a solution without using anymore osb.I think it worked out ok.I am dissapointed with the pictures as it looks much better up close
 

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Ashe, you are using dye rather than stain right? I tried staining OSB but I didn't like the way it looked. I like what you did, the box looks great.
 

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Hey Lee,it was stain as a newb I didn't know there was a difference between dye and stain.it is made by a company called chestnut from the uk,I use their food safe oil on my spoons.They had green blue red in the store I used the blue on a chair made of plywood it looked real nice aswell they seem to give good coverage on ply and osb which I had heard was hard to stain well.here's the link http://chestnutproducts.co.uk/results.php?cat=Stains
 

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cool looking tool chest. as for the lid… there are no mistakes in woodworking, only modifications!
 

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Haha thanks tooth I will remember that!!
 

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It's quite interesting when coloured.
 

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Thanks majuvla,it's one of a kind anyway even if it's not pretty!
 

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Good use of an uncommonly used wood. Like how the color came out.

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Thanks clieb,I use it for storage of tools at home,I love the look of the dye.I am making an osb and walnut chair at the moment!
 
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