|Project by artsyfartsy||posted 02-09-2016 09:26 PM||1567 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Before anyone gets too judgmental, I know it’s a simple build but, this is what a friend wanted. This is an Antique Tool Box, probably on the same levek that your grandfather or maybe his grandfather would have built for their tools. The measurements are 24” long by 10” wide and the side walls are 6” high. The end pieces are 12” tall with a 1” hole drilled in each end to receive the handle. Very simple butt joints.
However, the remarkable thing about this build is the wood is over 100 years old. My friend wanted something antique looking and you can’t get more antique than old itself. I have been working on tearing down a house near me that was built over 100 years ago and these are the materials it has given me. The handle was turned down to 1” from a raw 2”x4” piece of rough sawn wood that was a wall stud. I have to say, this is the first time I have turned anything since high school shop class. The sliding tray in the box is made from a door jam which was painted several coats of paint over the years. My friend wanted that as well. The only thing that is not old is the hardboard tray bottom. The wood in one of the pictures has some writing on it from when the house was built, although it’s hard to read. It has a coat of amber shellac on it as a finishing touch as per my friends desire. I wish I could say I put a lot of time into it, but I can’t. But, it was fun to build. I hope grandpa likes it.
-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!