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I needed something to keep my texturing tools together at the lathe, so I knocked out this box. Sides are two pieces of 18×3x⅜ inch padauk cut into a 12 and 6 inch length, then dovetailed together. Top and bottom are from a ¼x6×24 inch piece of ash, set in 6mm grooves plowed with my Luban 043.

Finish is a coat of BLO. Like most of my shop furniture, it'll get a coat of paste wax after it's had time for the linseed oil to cure completely. I'll probably make some sort of insert to keep the tools and markers organized too, but for now they're all together and protected from getting buried in dust.

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good looking and looks quite adequate for the task. Like the ash.
 

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Great box Dave. I like how you put the hinge on the short side of the box. Makes it easier to access the tools.

What type of hinge did you use?

You could make hand cut dovetails blindfolded with your right hand tied behind your back. 8^}
 

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nice box dave ,padauk is one of favorite woods.
 

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real nice box, Dave and it has purpose!!

cheers, Jim
 

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Looking Good Dave nice box to store good tools.
 

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Thanks, Ron! That's "leftovers" from the fancy laundry hamper I'm working on.

Thanks, James. The hinge is a 4" box-stop piano hinge from Lee Valley and yeah, one corner of dovetails was pretty sloppy, but I think that was my warm-up one.

Thanks, Bob!

Thanks, Pottz! I scored a few pieces of padauk micro-lumber somewhere and this seemed like a good use for them, as the size was perfect.

Thanks, Jim! Yep. And it happened to fit perfectly on the shelf next to the box holding my cole jaws.

Thanks, Oldrivers! Trying to clear some of the clutter from the bench top…
 

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Its great to use your left over scraps and what better way then a box for tools.
I like it for all the same reasons people have commented on. The paduak is beautiful and I especially like the dovetails and the lid orientation.
Great use of small pieces!
 

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Thanks, Jon! A little less clutter…
 

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good looking box and I like the hinge orientation
 

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Thanks, Dick! Seemed like the right thing on this one.
 

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Darn, Dave, wish I could get as much shop time as you seem to be getting lately. Nice box, too.
 

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Thanks, Brian! It helps being retired and having an understanding sweetie.
 

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Dave,

Nice looking and useful box. All the tools for texturing arena one place, keeps you from looking for 15 minutes to find the tool you need.
 

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A well done box, from the dovetails to a good placement of the hinge, and a wonderful selection of wood. Great to use up the leftovers laying around the shop.
 

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Very nicely made box. The Padauk is great but I really like the Ash, such a nice rich brown. It goes without saying that this is a good use of scraps.
 

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Like that piece of Ash Dave. The Padauk marries to it quite well.
 

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Thanks, Dave! Now I can spend a half hour looking for the box! ;-)

Thanks, Eric! I don't throw much away…

Thanks, Dave! Just one coat of oil really brought out the colors. Should look even better with a little age on it.

Thanks, SteveN! I find it's a pretty good combination as long as I don't accidentally grain-fill the ash with the Cheetoh-dust from the padauk.
 

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That's a pretty wild storage box for the texturing tools Dave. Very much like the ash complimenting the padauk. And plenty of room for the next texture tool.
Yes it's great to be retired.
 

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nice real nice, love the handle and details, thanks, gives me some ideas, hope i can follow thru
thanks for sharing
Rj in az
 
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