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Project Information

Wood And Materials Used
Scraps, pine, oak, ash, sapele
Tools Used
Saws, planes, miter box


This was a small Dutch Tool Chest to hold a transitional smoothing plane I sent to Corelz125 as part of the Handplanes of Your Dreams Secret Santa.

All scraps from the stockroom. The sides and bottom are pine left over from my bookcases, taken down to ½" thick so they wouldn’t be too bulky. The lid is a piece of sapele left over from the beercase I made for the BeerBQ swap. The battens are leftovers from the laundry hamper I’m building, as was the oak skirt. The interior divider was a piece of ¼" pine resawed from one of the larger scraps.



The sides are dovetailed together, with the bottom sitting in a rabbet.



The paint is three coats of Real Milk Paint Black Iron, followed by two coats of Real Milk Paint Terra Cotta, followed by a single coat of Real Milk Paint Persimmon. Once all the paint was on, I selectively rubbed the box down with a wire brush, revealing the underlying colors. Then I coated it with three coats of tung oil to lock the paint in place and harden it up. I had fun dreaming up the color scheme and actually getting something close to what I had imagined.

Mostly hand tools, but I let the tailed apprentices help with stock prep, especially dimensioning things.

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A nice little box Dave, I like the boxes you make always something with a purpose in mind. And it looked lie that plane fit nicely in there.
 

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Like the box design and workmanship. Well done as usual. Nice work.
 

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Every time I see one of your boxes built to hold a shop tool I'm reminded that I have lots of tools that need a storage box.
 

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Thanks, Eric. Yeah, the internal divider let me snug the plane in nicely, plus give me a place to drop the note in.

Thanks, Ron!

Thanks, Earl. Does this mean I’m being a good influence? What would my younger self think of that?!
 

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Nice job Dave!
 

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nice box buddy,ive never tried milk paint before.im not a fan of painted wood though.
 

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Real nice storage box, Dave!!...........Cheers, JIm
 

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Thanks, Pottz! I’ll make sure to paint any boxes I’m sending your way, buddy!

Thanks, Jim!
 

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Nice job on this box. I like the sapele on the top.
 
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