|Project by TechTeacher04||posted 02-13-2016 06:44 PM||1232 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
I came across a posting that showed a Stanley 801 and 888 tool box. I had removed a pine builtin book case last year and did not have the Heart to throw it in the dumpster. After multiple passes through my drum sander the dark brown stain was hiding almost clear pine.
The original used a metal handle, i wanted to try making a wooded one, but reinforced it with 2- 1” strips running across the grain. I attached the bottom to the handle portion with a sliding dovetail. The sides and ends fit into a rabbet cut on the table saw then fine tuned with my shoulder plane. I bent the reclaimed hinges to match the angle of the lid.
I modified the size to carry my lie nielsen low angle jack and 4-1/2 smoother. I left the wood unfinished, i am not sure if i like the idea of painting it like popular woodworking and chris schwarz recommend. I kind of like the texture from the drum sander, it doesn’t slide around due to the tooth type surface.