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Made from Eastern White Pine with a Colonial Maple stain. I forgot how difficult it can be to work with soft pine. It dents and scratches with a light touch. Tools have to be razor sharp (mine where not) or you will crush the fibers rather than cut through them. Tearout is awful and cracks propagate easily along the grain. You also have to be very careful not to sand too aggressively. My first attempt at this toolbox was to use a 3/4" box joint, but several of the fingers popped off with just a little pressure. So I found this basic design on Google and modified it to suit my needs.

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Great design, I especially like the handle, plus your over all construction and finish is first class too. Thanks for inspiring
 

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Very Nice For Sure & Well Done Also Scott!
 

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Wonderful job, will be around a long time
 

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Scott, great job and great joinery. It fits together like a glove. Good idea to install the handle before the corners are fastened together. If you are up for a challenge, you might look here for a different design. Keep boxing and keep posting.
 

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Scott, great job and great joinery. It fits together like a glove. Good idea to install the handle before the corners are fastened together. If you are up for a challenge, you might look here for a different design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

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That is a real pretty box on the link you referenced. There are a lot of totes in LJ that are very nice and well made. Mine is relatively simple in comparison. I selected pine mainly for it's light weight.
 

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That is a good looking box it reminds me of the one my grandpa used when I was little and helped him with projects.
 

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Nice project, that is what I have planned for our clubs 2×4 challenge!
 

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Very Cool. I always wanted to make one.

Dave
 
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