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Dozen Children's wood toolboxes with tool sets for Christmas 2016

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Project by DaleMaley posted 02-06-2016 09:12 PM 729 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a batch of these in the 1980’s for my kids, and my brother and sister’s kids.

The reports I got back was the kids played with them so much, they wore them out :)

Now there is a new batch of kids, so I cranked another batch of 12 toolboxes and tools.

The old-fashioned hand-cranked drills really turned out nice, and I made a youtube video showing them in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBQL1fn1DrU

To decorate the tools, I used a neat technique, I think I learned from an old lathe book in the early 80s. You simply hold a piece of baling wire against the piece and burn in a decorative groove. You sand the piece a little after burning, and it really looks neat. Nice thing about it, no painting is required to add the decorative groove. I made a Youtube video of how I burned the decorative grooves, but it is tough to see the smoke in the video….......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSszG7_Kgcc

There is a more humorous version of how to burn the grooves with wire on this Youtube video…...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XTqFI6gv_0

My design for the toolbox and tools is on the Google Sketchup warehouse here.

To see how I built these toolboxes and tool sets, see my woodworking web site.

Thanks!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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sepeck

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 01:09 AM

These are neat. I have a niece and nephew that are the right age for this.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 04:49 AM

Wow! Incredible set. I bet kids will love them. I wish I had one when was a little boy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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