Paris toolbox (a Lumber Jerk in Paris)
A simple tool box from recycle plywood
Ok I admit I’m lucky!
I found this old piece of plywood in the street.
[Ohhh, yea, and also lucky to have had a patient French fiancé]
And here we go home to the apartment (Martyn it’s your favorite hat…).
First I cut the board in two, and mounted a pice of wood under to be able to fasten it to the new workbench.
(Those of you who read my Wolfcraft 200 review, can scroll down a little).
Then I painted the top, so it could be used as a table.
- and so half a scrap plywood from the street has become a little tabletop.
Ready to sit down with my aquarelle and have a moment (Div, I’ll send you a thought when the pipe are smoking).
The other half of the plywood are starting it’s travel on the road to become a toolbox!
First some rough sketching, and some lines to saw after.
And here we go again.
The goal are not a piece of art, but a real old fashion, and ‘rough in the edge’ tool box, the once the workers used to bring to the site, when I was a young boy, on site with my father (he is also an architect).
- some sawing on the new workbench.
Here the sides of the toolbox, just same width as the bottom, and the height are determined by the plywood divided in two (you can see it on the sketching on the plywood).
So here we are, two sides (fantastic yes!).
The bottom is shortened by two times the thickness of the plywood, since the sides have the full size.
Now we are able to see the principal, and it almost fit, so I get a chance to use a plane to make a better fit…
And a little bird has decided to sit outside and follow my exiting work for a while – I wonder if there are still some LJ’s around by now…
Since I have no big size drill bits in Paris, it’s time to use the coping saw, and make some holes for the handle.
(The handle is a old curtain broom I found in the basement).
And one more…
Two little pieces of wood are glued together to make a simple sanding block for a little clean up.
The only power tool used are a Accu drill, for the pre drilling of holes, only because I have no hand drill in Paris.
Wauuuuu, a hole for the screw – but I try mostly to use glue and nails!
A time travel (because I was so excited I forgot to take pictures…).
A divider that divides the room into ¼ and ¾, a tool holder on the one side, and two strips of plywood for a top drawer in the big room.
And here from a birds view (if she fly low, perhaps one of the little red birds Theresa shoved us).
An old pallet from the street are split up into usable wood.
So now we can use the plough plane to make a saw holder…
That’s it, as they say in Paris!
Mounted on the side.
A little ‘lock’ are sawed out.
And the saw are staying on the move.
A second support for a short saw, and a as you can see not 1 but 3 holes before I found the right spot for the long saw support… (Learning by doing).
Some pallet wood.
Glue and nails.
Here we go, after adding another tool support for the screwdrivers.
The saws in place.
What a old piece of plywood, a pallet a old curtain broom and some glue and nails can become.
Thank you for the patience, this was not a really short how to…
Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even a tool box – I sure had a good time,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.