Projects #2: Camping Chuck Box

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Blog entry by Lance posted 02-24-2013 11:24 PM 8338 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a quick video of my Camping Chuck Box I made this past fall, it helps us keep organized while primitive camping. The box also gives us another service top when preparing food.

I made it with 1/2” & 1/8” Baltic Birch Ply.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 11:40 PM

I love it. Keeping the camp organized, especially in the cooking area, is no easy feat. Id love to have that rig next time i go camping.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 11:53 PM

That’s cool!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 01:00 AM

Great job Lance, it would even fit well in the shop, got any drawings???

-- Rodman

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 01:03 AM

Robman40 – no, I don’t. I basically measured everything I wanted in the box and started constructing it.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 01:13 AM

Very clever design. I like the way everything slides in and folds away. But I think you’ve taken the camping well beyond primitive and into the luxurious realm.

About your video: I’ve seen one other like this, where it’s all “show” and no “tell.” Too many bloggers love the sound of their own voice, and just when you think they are about to show you something, they think of one more thing they have to tell you first. Some never do get around to actually showing you anything. Those I usually leave before they’re done talking; just don’t have the patience. So, what I’m saying is: great job of presenting!

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#6 posted 02-25-2013 03:03 AM

Very nice! When I volunteered for the BSA, we had these boxes. Most of them had some sort of legs, but I like how your base sits on top and then slips off to serve as a base.

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#7 posted 02-25-2013 06:58 AM

Very cool but thanks to you my spring fever is even worse now, didn’t know that was possible. I can’t wait for campfire food!

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#8 posted 02-25-2013 12:56 PM

Really nice build Lance. Compact but still plenty of storage. I like the slidout/adjustable shelving and everything about it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 03:44 PM

That is a really great design, I love it. Very well thought out.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 02-25-2013 03:48 PM

Great looking camp box. Dad built one that slid out on the station wagon tailgate and operated the same
way. Then we graduated to backpack camping and the high mountains. Then all of sudden Dad was
a lot older and had a nice motor home for camping and grandmother was making the grandkids come in
and take a good shower before bedtime and the sleeping bags in out big tent. Brings back a lot of good
memories. Hope you are making wonderful memories with your family. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 02-26-2013 03:10 PM

Great idea makes camping even easier.

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#12 posted 02-27-2013 06:43 PM

Hello Lance

A very ingenius project

This idea makes camping better and cool

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 02-28-2013 07:28 PM

Looks awesome! Been needing something like this. And hook em horns!

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#14 posted 04-10-2013 01:52 AM

Great project. I have all my things in old wood amo boxes. Any plans?

-- But I did measure it twice and cut it three time and it still is to short!

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#15 posted 04-10-2013 04:09 PM

@stillhaveboththumbs – I don’t have any plans, unfortunately 99% of the thing I build I visualize in my head while i’m building them. All I did was take the stuff I wanted to store in the box, measured and starting ripping ply.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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