Tool box #1: Second layout

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I couldn’t help it so I spent some more time on the box today. I made a new door, this one from 3/4” stock. Again, nothing special, biscuits and butt joints. The panel I planed down just a bit to give a reveal to the edges on the outside. Here is the new layout, nothing is inlayed yet, I didn’t have time.

Or this one. I think I like this one better.

I also rearranged the main box. I decided the chisels needed to move to the front panel, I use them too often. I’m waiting on two more chisels before I make that up. This layout also let’s the brace handle lay down flatter.

Mauricio, I think I figured out a way to have a secret compartment. It will be small, but enough to be interesting. Thank you for the suggestion.

I also rough milled the teak for the box and back panel. I won’t mill the door stock till I figure out the layout.
That’s it for today.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY home of the chain leg vise

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#1 posted 556 days ago

Looking good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 556 days ago

Looking good Jim! I’m not sure if the secret compartment was my idea but I’ll take the credit. :-)

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 555 days ago

You’re right Mauricio, it was Andy. Thanks Andy. I think you will like what I’ve got in mind.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY home of the chain leg vise

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#4 posted 555 days ago

Definitely agree that the second option is the more pleasing layout. Looking forward to the secret compartment, although it would be kind of fun if you didn’t tell us where it is and then get us to guess at the end.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#5 posted 541 days ago

this is cool!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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