Snake Box

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Project by Skip Mathews posted 11-22-2015 06:39 AM 1065 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I already posted this in a blog but thought I would put it up as a project now that it is finished.

It is actually a prototype for a tool box I want to build in the near future.
I would probably make the tool box exactly the same only about four time bigger.

Made with hand tools from oak pallet wood. (I like working unplugged)
Made good use of a restored moulding plane.
Really enjoyed making the hinges, hasp, handle, lid stop, and “snake” lettering on the inside of the lid.

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-22-2015 12:54 PM

Nice heavy duty box!


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#2 posted 11-22-2015 01:16 PM

Very nice but shouldn’t it say snake on the outside…... Just saying. Nice work

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 01:33 PM

I love the hardware. Am I correct in understanding that you made the hardware?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 11-22-2015 02:07 PM

Snakes give me the creeps, nice job anyway, I am sure it will fine other uses.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 11-22-2015 03:47 PM

Beautiful job on this. Can’t wait to see the tool box when you get to it.

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#6 posted 11-22-2015 04:57 PM

I thought about putting the snake sign on the outside and even drill a couple of small holes for tacks… then changed my mind and thought it looked better on the inside. I have it sitting on a table with the lid open.

The hardware was one of the best part of the project. I just used a small bench vise, a hacksaw, and a ball peen hammer. Made it out of scrap metal.

I am anxious to get going on the tool chest but it takes a lot of wood, still working on where to get the wood. I would like to find some really wide yellow pine thicker than three quarters.

Thanks for the comments!

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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#7 posted 11-22-2015 06:57 PM

It’s very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-23-2015 01:12 AM

Great looking project, and the hardware is fantastic looking. Makes me want to try metal working with a future project.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 11-23-2015 01:11 PM

Very nice box man.

-- koliko se potrudis, toliko ces imati!

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