|Project by NoLongerHere||posted 11-21-2014 04:19 PM||12600 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I built this tool box way back in 1986 out of Oak plywood and solid oak 3/4×1” edge banding and brass screws.
It has two large dovetailed oak drawers, 3 ft. deep that go under two 2’x4’ boxes that are screwed together.
There is a tool organizer made of solid oak inside that holds saw blades, sand paper, chisels, hole saw bits, etc.
It’s been a great way to carry my tools and supplies. They’re low and out of site, tools won’t come flying off a shelf inside a noisy tin can cargo van.
I can see out the back and sides, plywood and 2x materials slide on top and I can still get to most of my tools.
The best part was I could pull it out and throw in the captain’s chairs and use the van for camping or on vacation or to pull our boat to Lake Geneva for the day. That works for me.
But now, I’m retiring and just don’t need a big van with a ladder rack and all those tools. In fact, I just sold the van. First time in 30 years I haven’t had a van.
My wife bought me this Ford pickup…. said it makes me look sexy. I guess I can get use to it.
btw – She’s getting new glasses next week.
It would be nice to find a new owner for the tool boxes. They could be separated and the drawers cut down if desired. They’re built like a brick shit house and have lots of work to do before they retire.
They could be touched up and varnished if you wanted them to look nicer. It still gets lots of compliments.
If you’re near Grayslake Illinois and a LJ member, I will give you the tool boxes for free if you pick them up .
I’d be happy knowing they’re being used and appreciated the way I have all these years.