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Dyed OSB tool chest

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Project by BCDesign posted 12-23-2014 11:49 PM 2211 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chest out of left over osb from a chair I am currently making,I am thinking of dying the chair red so I decided to test it out on the tool chest,I am a mechanic by trade so I am used to red tool chests!I put wooden angles on the corners to protect the osb edges.I could not get all the fittings in black so I went with silver handles and used other left over black hinges and a latch I already had.I was nervous of the red dye looking rubbish but it looks real good after the first coat of varnish its almost a marble effect. I will store a battery drill and nail gun in the sectioned areas of the box and a router and sander in the big part.

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos





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lew

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 12:07 AM

That’s pretty cool! I like the way you designed the lid.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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BCDesign

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 12:15 AM

Thanks Lew but I wont lie I made the mistake of measuring once and when I went to fit the lid it was falling inside the box,so I had to come up with a solution without using anymore osb.I think it worked out ok.I am dissapointed with the pictures as it looks much better up close

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 01:27 AM

Ashe, you are using dye rather than stain right? I tried staining OSB but I didn’t like the way it looked. I like what you did, the box looks great.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BCDesign

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#4 posted 12-24-2014 01:50 AM

Hey Lee,it was stain as a newb I didn’t know there was a difference between dye and stain.it is made by a company called chestnut from the uk,I use their food safe oil on my spoons.They had green blue red in the store I used the blue on a chair made of plywood it looked real nice aswell they seem to give good coverage on ply and osb which I had heard was hard to stain well.here’s the link http://chestnutproducts.co.uk/results.php?cat=Stains

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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Tooch

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#5 posted 12-25-2014 06:17 PM

cool looking tool chest. as for the lid… there are no mistakes in woodworking, only modifications!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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BCDesign

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#6 posted 12-25-2014 07:14 PM

Haha thanks tooth I will remember that!!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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majuvla

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#7 posted 12-26-2014 03:48 PM

It’s quite interesting when coloured.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BCDesign

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#8 posted 12-26-2014 05:13 PM

Thanks majuvla,it’s one of a kind anyway even if it’s not pretty!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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clieb91

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 12:25 AM

Good use of an uncommonly used wood. Like how the color came out.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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BCDesign

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#10 posted 03-25-2015 07:12 PM

Thanks clieb,I use it for storage of tools at home,I love the look of the dye.I am making an osb and walnut chair at the moment!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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