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I started this about 40 years ago, & got as far as the pins on the sides, and one set of tails on an end of the 1/2" red oak. After carting those pieces around to 6 different shop locations, finally got around to it again. The one joint no longer fit, so the sides were made slightly shorter & new tails cut. Originally it was to have solid top & bottom, but I used white oak plywood (3/8") salvaged from some doors that I scrapped. They are glued, and the bottom reinforced with small screws. The trim pieces are salvaged from a nice white oak kitchen that I partially remodeled. The hardware is is assorted & one of the catches still has the 99¢ sticker from that era. The limit strap is a belt from a portable power plane, & the handles are fastened with threaded inserts & 1/4" screws
The whole thing suffered a bit as it's purpose is long gone, and maybe it's purpose wasn't that strong at the start.
I think there was a plan for trays cantilevering out from one end, but now I'll have to see what use, if any, it ends up with.
31" x 9 1/2" x 12" high.

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Nice looking tool box and plenty sturdy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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Good looking tool box, well done.
 

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Really great box. There's ideas in it for the toolbox I want to build someday.
 

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But what have you learned in the last 40 years:)
 

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A very sound chest, and a story to go with it as well!
 

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Great looking box. Nice work.
 
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