Simple Tool Box

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Project by bandit571 posted 01-22-2016 01:57 AM 1581 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based LOOSELY on an old Stanley No.888 Tool Box. tried to match the overall sizes. Bottom has an Ogee profile around the edges. Handcut dovetails. Finish is called Witch’s Brew….about as close to “Pumpkin Pine” as I can get. Pine boards were from Menards Cut-offs bin, Value Wood as they call it. Dust seals on the ends of the Bread boarded lids is Walnut. Hardware is Brass plated. There is a Black metal handle to carry this 15 pound box around with, dead center on top.

Just a simple tool box, made with some cheap Pine boards ( $1.69 each, for 5 boards!) Size of the box: 21” long, by 11” wide( at the bottom) by 8-3/4” tall..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 02:19 AM

That box came out very well

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 01-22-2016 02:39 AM

Looks good, Bandit!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 01-22-2016 02:41 AM

Nice work bandit. You can’t beat inexpensive materials when you have a project in the que.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#4 posted 01-22-2016 02:59 AM

I love the finish on that pine.


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#5 posted 01-22-2016 09:11 AM

Great looking tool box, Bandit! The dovetails make it look like a log cabin. How long are the screws holding the handle in the top? Bet that’ll get heavy when loaded. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 01-22-2016 11:30 AM

Great Job with that!

My favorite part is the walnut dust seals!

I would have been temped to re-saw the broads down to half inch just to cut some weight out of it or maybe even 3/8ths. But, that’s just me. I’m getting old and don’t like carrying heavy stuff.

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#7 posted 01-22-2016 12:51 PM

Nice job Bandit, now have fun filling it!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 01-22-2016 12:57 PM

Good job with that….

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#9 posted 01-22-2016 01:05 PM

Looks good Bandit. Nice job on those dovetails.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 01:38 PM

I like the extra fancy schmancy latches. Nice job, Bandit.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#11 posted 01-22-2016 02:07 PM

Good job. Great hand-tool work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 01-22-2016 03:46 PM

Nice box.

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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#13 posted 01-22-2016 05:01 PM

Good job. Congrats on the top 3.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 01-22-2016 05:59 PM

great looking tool box love those dove tails,you have got that one cell sketch up working well

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 01-22-2016 09:19 PM

Good Job Bandit,

You are a fast worker too! You must listen to Argent as background music!

-- Putty

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