|Project by robscastle||posted 03-02-2015 06:40 AM||1227 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
This box was a direct result of being inspired by Eds Glue Caddy he posted some time ago.
Although its a different variant the motivation came from his post.
I have a Surface Testing Kit in my garage that I use for strangely enough determining the finish on furniture of which people ask me to restore/repair,it doesnt get used much and takes up a lot of space as it mostly chemicals.
I also have a Polishing machine and associated lambswool buffs for my cars/bikes/Ute all of which share the same space,... of which I have very little I might add.
Initally I was going to replicate Ed’s design and make a dedicated Surface testing Kit but realised it would not quite suit may requirements so I combined evertyhing into one box, then added a lid and then used it to store my thicknesser on.
Bingo! more clutter removed and two items of in frequent use localised in a area I can dual purpose.
The construction...very boring!!
Its 20mm MDF butt jointed frame then all glued with Titebond III, anong with 650mm brads to hold everything in place.
The dimensions are Width 325mm Height 325mm Length 650mm. all cut from some bin diving activities.
Its two sections of 16mm MDF glued together the inner section is smaller making the rebate.
Are two sections of off cuts 45 deg finish on the ends and again glued in place
The edges were rounded over, sanded and a coat of sanding sealer applied, then sanded to 400 Grit to a smooth finish. No further finish is considered at the moment. I.E 3D carving.
The box is possibly heavier then the contents but as I use it to store my thicknesser on it I guess its OK.
Table saw router trimmer air stapler bandsaw and clamps,
Titebond glue 50mm brads sandpaper and sanding sealer.
Thanks for the inspiration Ed, althought is pretty average box skills wise etc the motivation was appreciated!
-- Regards Robert