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This is my first post, but I've been trolling for quite some time so give a guy a break. This was one of my very very first projects I ever made back before table saw extensions or nice circular saw blades, or face frames or combination rulers, or angle clamps, etc. My "shop" is just one half of a two car garage so space is at a premium. Originally I had all of my tools sitting on my work table, then once there were more tools than work space, something had to be done. This tool box was built using about 80% scraps from a few other projects that had to be redone. I believe I spent about $50 in hardware (casters & drawer slides) and the rest was recycled from other projects, which was a hassle because not all of the lumber was the same thickness. the two carcasses shown are the before and after, of sorts; before I understood how important square angles were when assembling drawers (learned that lesson the hard way….) but now when I look at my tool box and ALL of its may flaws I just smile, rub the corner that isn't quite square or the gap in the joint and just say, "you were with me since the beginning and you'll always be my favorite project because of that". Anyways, enjoy!

it's made of 3/4in oak plywood, mesh drawer liners, and pine 1 1/4 dowels for the handles.

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Nice looking tool box. The handles are great
 

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Beautiful tool box, I like the handles of the drawers. Compliments.
 

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thanks for the compliments! this was quite an undertaking with minimal hands on experience and limited tool access, but it came together with only a little blood, sweat, and tears.

thanks again for the comments
 

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Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick
 

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thanks for the compliments. she's still holding strong. I'm reorganizing my "shop" and she's the only storage solution that made the cut. But I could never get rid of her though, even if i wanted to
 
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