Tool box #1

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Project by Luke posted 05-22-2009 04:21 AM 2535 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Western Red Cedar case. White Ash drawers. Oak handles. Cocobolo, purple heart and white ash laminated knobs. 12×18x12”. I called it Tool box #1 because I plan to make a bigger one some day to replace it as this one is already full. I installed rare earth magnets in the back of the drawers (you can’t see them in the photo) that keep it shut and “pull” it in when you get to the last inch or so of closure.

-- LAS,

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#1 posted 05-22-2009 04:34 AM

This is sweet. Nice job Skywalker.

Makes me want to make one.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 04:46 AM

Nice tool box. Magnets sould like a good idea!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 05:08 AM

that is a great project. the magnets are a good idea too,i may use it.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 05:09 AM

nice tool box

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 05-22-2009 05:30 AM

good looking tool box … almost too nice to use >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 05-22-2009 06:28 AM

Great job and very nice tool box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 05-22-2009 06:36 AM

very cool tool box.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-22-2009 12:43 PM

Very nice!

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#9 posted 05-22-2009 03:51 PM

Nice design and finish.

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#10 posted 05-22-2009 04:08 PM

Very cool tool cabinet, too cool for a tool cabinet.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 05-22-2009 06:12 PM

Great job, your tools love it i’m sure.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 05-22-2009 07:53 PM

I’d be concerned that magnets strong enough to pull the drawer shut would also pull on any tools inside.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#13 posted 05-23-2009 01:00 AM

They do actually derek. I can place a straightedge against the back inside of the drawer and it will stay there. It falls right down when I tip it forward so it’s not a big deal. Here’s a picture of the mounting method. They are super glued in place , works great. I had to experiment with how many to use as this drawer was heavier than the others and I usually put larger stuff in it, so it has three mags.

-- LAS,

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