The Jay Tray

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Project by ChesapeakeBob posted 2103 days ago 2006 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tool tray for my son-in-law’s birthday. The red oak was leftover from our house remodeling project three years ago. The design was inspired by both Jim Tolpin’s book, The Toolbox Book and a photo of a toolbox from Mate’s book The World’s Best Sailboats. The dimensions use the “Golden Rectangle of Design.” The length is 18” and the width is 11 1/4”. The corners are counterbored screws with teak plugs. The screwdriver ledge is made so that it can removed (notice the brass screws and finishing washers) and customized or replaced in the future. The finish is Minwax Wiping Poly.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#1 posted 2102 days ago

Nice, clean looking tote, CB.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#2 posted 2102 days ago

Nicely built tools tray. The plugs were neatly cut flush.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 2102 days ago

A very clean and neat construction of a tool tray.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 2099 days ago

i like it!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 2099 days ago

Neat little tool tote! I like that. I’m looking at building something similar for my son (though a smaller version since he’s only 7) and your design looks pretty good!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#6 posted 1237 days ago

Sharad stole my thunder. Very neat and clean. Thank you for posting.

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#7 posted 1223 days ago

Like the nice tool trays!

-- Jay Brad

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