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Project by jjempson posted 03-25-2010 03:01 PM 2552 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this toool box was my second attempt. timber used is oak.(mainly scraps glued together) and hand cut dove tails. the handle is my first real go at laminating. i used about 2 pieces of narrow oak and cut a former on the band saw for the shape i wanted and basicly lots of glue and clamps we had a strong bent handle.. i mad two end plates out of some brass… the profile is from some large moulding i made on the spindle moulder. drew round it on one side then flipped over to complete the shape. lots of drilling and filling later thay were fixed with some small brass screws… its the most used box i have…there for most heaveyist..:)

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 03:16 PM

Nice Box !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 03:44 PM

Looks great, I like the chisel holders.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 04:24 PM

I can see where this would be a very handy box. The chisel holders are a great feature. I like the escutcheon plate, it dresses it up quite a bit. Did you do something to get that patina on the brass, or is it naturally aged?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 05:03 PM

the brass is just aged naturaly. i enjoyed making them… it helps to battle the short grain around the handle .:)

-- jjempson

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#5 posted 03-25-2010 05:14 PM

Great looking box. I like the look of the end plates. Good way to showcase your skills.


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#6 posted 03-25-2010 05:26 PM

Very nicely done!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#7 posted 03-25-2010 05:46 PM

Well designed tool box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 03-25-2010 05:49 PM

Nice tool box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 03-25-2010 06:31 PM

Great thought out box. I haven’t done a tool box yet and I believe it is something I should look into. Thanks for the nudge and inspiration. Greta job on this!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#10 posted 03-25-2010 07:19 PM

I like it!

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#11 posted 03-25-2010 07:33 PM

Great looking toolbox!!!

-- helen

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#12 posted 03-25-2010 07:49 PM

Nice toolbox. My first thought was “overkill” for a toolbox, but then we are woodworkers and if we don’t do our finest work for ourselves, who will :-)) Good work!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 03-25-2010 08:34 PM

Nice box!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#14 posted 03-25-2010 08:42 PM

niice sturdy box


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#15 posted 03-25-2010 11:51 PM

Beautiful tool box.

I’m interested in the projects in the background of the one photo. It looks like you are framing the roof of a house, but on a miniature scale. What are those?

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