Toolbox w/3D flames

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Project by RallyRick posted 12-13-2009 09:30 PM 2867 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my 2nd project ever! It is made with poplar. I made this at my work. In Fresno, CA I worked for The Skomsvold Group and Mr. Mark Skomsvold. He is the one who inspired me to start woodworking. Back to the box…My friend drew these flames on this box after I constructed it. As soon as I saw the flames, I said to him “I know what I am going to be doing for the next several hours…” and I started routing. I free-hand routed this with my rotozip and a 1/2” core box bit. I then stained the flames first with red dye, then a metal flake paint and finally a generous couple coats of shellac. The lid is attached with blum (110 deg.?) hinges. For getting me into woodworking, I say thank you Mr.Skomsvold. G’day-

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 09:35 PM

Hey Rick
You have a Hemi in that baby LOL very cool tool box nice.

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 10:52 PM

One of a kind. Nice job.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 12:36 AM

I definitely covet that box. You could be starting a new LJ gloat – war of the tool boxes.


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#4 posted 12-14-2009 01:31 AM

nice job it looks as if its moving down the bench nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 01:32 AM

Great Lookin Tool Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 02:28 AM

Looks fast lol, nice work.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 04:46 AM

That box is to sweet. Thanx for showing us.


-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 05:03 AM

Very cool indeed!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 12-15-2009 12:26 AM

great lunchbox
and I´m with steveMI let´s see what´s new from the toolbox Front !!!


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#10 posted 12-15-2009 07:54 AM

Haha. You guys are great! I thank you for your comments. Wow, I’m shocked.

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