Travel Toolbox

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Project by David posted 05-19-2015 10:33 PM 3929 views 22 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this style toolbox on youtube and sized it down to fit a few tools on the go. I sometimes need to do an install or hang a picture or build something on the fly, this carries most of what I need. The box is made from 1/2 cherry and the inner trays from 1/2 plywood,roller catches keep the clamshell sides closed. A dovetailed walnut handle seperates the hand hold cutouts. The best feature of this design is that your tools are accessible and dont require searching underneath everything. Just close it up and go.

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#1 posted 05-19-2015 11:42 PM

Beatiful. Nice job. Congratulations. Looks very practice.

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#2 posted 05-19-2015 11:49 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 12:18 AM

Can you give us an idea of the overall dimensions ?

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 12:33 AM

Really a cool tool box.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-20-2015 01:27 AM

Nice! Was the one you saw from Tom Fidgen?

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#6 posted 05-20-2015 05:07 AM

Excellent tool box.

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#7 posted 05-20-2015 06:39 AM

Nicely done! Favourited.

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#8 posted 05-20-2015 08:56 AM

Fantastic. I like that a lot. If I could slim my tool kit down, this would definitely be the style I’d go for. Might try one anyway!

How are the batteries held in place?

Great, thanks for sharing,

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#9 posted 05-20-2015 01:32 PM

Super design and build,I never would of thought having the sides fold down.

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#10 posted 05-20-2015 02:27 PM

Great job on the tool box; some would say I teeter on the edge of OCD so I really like the organization. What kind of wood did you use and how heavy is it with all of your tools in it?

-- Jake

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#11 posted 05-20-2015 02:54 PM

What a great idea on this build! Favorite!

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#12 posted 05-20-2015 03:33 PM

That is a great design for a portable tool box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 05-20-2015 04:08 PM

The dimensions are 10 1/2 tall 8 deep and 18 long. The batteries are held in place brass pins that engage with spring release tab on battery pack. The toolbox filled weighs about 12-15 pounds I would guess. This is not my design just ideas from youtube videos.

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#14 posted 05-20-2015 07:23 PM

That is much nicer than my 5 gal bucket! :-)

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#15 posted 05-20-2015 09:05 PM

Looks like a Jeremy Broun design? Lovely build!

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