Name plate for a toolbox...

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Blog entry by Nighthawk posted 01-19-2012 05:43 AM 2822 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay so it’s not a woodworking tool box, but it does have a wooden scroll saw nametag. The story goes like this, Hayden (or is online name Hayd3n) a good friend who has helped me on a few projects (coffin , speakers for example) and will be helping on a few more soon like a couple of bed end trunks.

He has also helps me organise the basement a little, and the ongoing joke is he is building his shop in my basement… Anyway, he is young and doesn’t have a lot of tools of his own (he just borrows from his work or friends and always gives back in tidier contion than he recieved when finished … rare but true.) The other day we visited but had to take a chisel so we could fix a new door that wasn’t quite right…

Template… x3 just incase…. but didn’t need them.

Anyway his birthday (so we found out…) is this weekend, and me and my partner decided to go by some basic tools and a nice metal tool box for him. Not top of the line tools but not exactly cheap junk either…

Tool box … well can’t give an empty tool box… so we put some tools in it.

I then found a scrape piece of wood and scroll sawed out his name, gave it a damn good sanding, varnished and use epoxy to stick it to the tool box.

Cutting out the name plate

Use turps to get the paper & glue template off, wait to dry and then give a sand to smooth edges…

Epoxy name plate on to the toolbox lid. Looks really good and once glue sets should be stuck good.

So hopefully he likes his present… we think it is pretty cool. Speaking of that he is here… got go…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 11:51 PM

That was really nice of you and it’s a great gift. Even I don’t have one of those after 30 years of collecting tools.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 05:14 AM

He was humbled by the gesture … :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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