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Project by jiggles posted 11-27-2014 03:17 PM 1686 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have photographed the inner components of my scrap box so others can see the amount of stuff this little box can accommodate. It is just 24” wide by 12” front to back and 10 1/2” deep. That is the exterior dimensions. Enjoy.

This tool box I call my “scrap box” because it was made from scraps. It is used to store my inlay tools. I have mainly my Dremel and a gazillion pieces to attach to it, bits, etc. and then some special inlay tools. This box was made from some walnut I had had in my shop for about 6 years. The 1 x’s had been milled down about 5/8” to 3/4” thick and were basically useless for any furniture project I might have. The lighter wood is hickory. the inlay is an experiment with some liquid inlay material from Woodcraft they use on turnings, mostly. The plan came from WoodSmith magazine. The plan is called grandpas tool box. It was someone’s grandfather’s old tool box and they made a video on making a new one like the old one.

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas





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#1 posted 11-27-2014 03:19 PM

Very cool Mike.

-- Stevo

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Al

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#2 posted 11-27-2014 06:31 PM

Nice box. Any chance you can post a pic or two of the inside and the joints? I’m just learning, so the joints are my favorite part to see.

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 01:19 AM

Thanks Stevo for the the nice words.

Al, The original plans are from Woodsmith and called grandpas tool box. I used glue and dowels for the joining of the box. I have added some of the pictures to my posting and added some more here. I used some brad nails too. The hickory top piece is held on with screws. As for the things that hold the cord for the dremel on the top I used screws and nylon bushings under the wood tab to make space for the cord. The corners on the lid and base are all 45 degree angles per the plans. The finish is walnut oil. Hope this helps.

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 04:22 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 05:16 AM

Very nice work,I like the excellent organisation .

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#6 posted 11-28-2014 05:31 PM

Jim and Rick,

Thanks for the comments

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#7 posted 11-28-2014 10:01 PM

Great work, I like it

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-29-2014 02:22 AM

Thanks Ken

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#9 posted 11-29-2014 03:16 AM

Thanks Mike. I really like the contrast between the joints of the box and the mitered joints of the molding. I appreciate the extra pics and explanation.

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)

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