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I'll call it pretty decent. Just a real simple box, I have bene working on some basic stuff these past few months by using the Kreg Pocket hole jig. So this was really my first attempt at glue joinery.
Still using up a scrap wood that was either left behind or came from other stuff no longer needed. This was just some 1/2" plywood I had laying here with rabbet joint and glue it turned out ok, decided it was a good place for that plane I found.

Hope to post something a little bigger and a little more finished soon, as I am working on a cabinet for my shop to store paint and stain.

CtL

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Good reuse of material. You gotta start somewhere. It functions as a box. Keep on, keeping on.
 

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For me it ain't always gotta be pretty, it just has to work. It looks to me like it works and like John says, you gotta start someplace.
 

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It certainly is a beautiful box - but it is functional, it is a box and it is made of wood - what more can you ask for.
 

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My boss once made the comment, "Your shop's your showplace, isn't it?" My reply was, "No, my shop's where I make showpieces." (hopefully, anyway) I'll save the good wood and meticulous detail for the pieces that are destined to leave the shop. Everything that stays just has to do the job I built it for. Besides, I might change my mind and decide to rebuild it differently tomorrow.

Looks like it does the job for a minimal cost. What more could you ask for from a "stay-in-the-shop" box? Good job.
 

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Form follows function. Yes, it does and so does this.
 

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Shop cabinets are merely large boxes too. And that plane that you found might be worth more than you think. Try "Googling" the make and model number. I have an old jack plane that was found while cleaning out an old barn. Was made in 1920 and it's going for $236.00! So I cleaned it up and put it back into service in my own shop. OK…go make some more boxes!
 

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Great Job. A working man's box. Have you ever seen carpenters tool boxes that are all new and shiney.

Make them and use them. Great job.
 

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You know all of these great woodworker's on this sight probably started with a box just like yours. Great things come from little boxes. Keep up the good work.
 

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Way to go! As was said by an earlier poster, many of us got started out with practical little projects just like this one.
 

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Thanks All, This website hasa been a great inspiration for I am sure not only me but many others. I look forward to posting my future projects.

Thanks again.

CtL
 

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It ain't pretty, but it's a box and I just love small wooden boxes. (Never said I was discriminating!) LOL
 

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I also posted a few "ain't beautiful" projects in my list. Sometimes they just have to do the job. And, in building, you have recycled material that would have clogged landfills, learned valuable skills for when u work with "special" wood,and provided a dustfree "home" for a tool thats been used far longer than some readers have been on this earth.
 

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Keep 'em coming. I think I might have some 1/2" plywood in my shop calling out to be turned into a box. :)
 

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Its a great wood box. Wood boxes are the best. You can do anything with them, and make them from almost anything. They are so useful and nice to look at. Your box looks similar to an antique wooden box I have, simple design that is timeless.
 

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Chris,

This is a useful, functional box. Storing the plane in it is a good idea. It is a nice start to your list of posts that are going to be here.

Thanks for the post.
 

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It's functional and useful. And everyone needs to practice.
 

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Nothing wrong with that at all. Alright ALRIGHT I'll post mine when I get home tonight ;)
 
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