A Box for my "Klaus Box Clamps" Made With Scrap 2" x 4"s

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 05-07-2017 01:26 AM 3423 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a box for my new Klaus Box Clamps which I used to make this box! I love his clamping system!
I found some old beat up 2” X 4” laying around the shop so I planed them and re sawed them to make this box. I also added some cherry splines and a cherry trim strip.

Photo #3 shows what’s left of my scrap studs; pretty beat up stuff. I find it hard to toss out wood even when it looks this bad. My wife said the box looks too good to be in my shop! She’s so sweet! But if it turns up missing I’ll know where to look for it. LOL!

Thanks for looking!
All comment excepted good or bad!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 05-07-2017 01:28 AM

Nice Box. Retired people have too much time on their hands. LOL

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 05-07-2017 02:02 AM

Hi Tony, that really is too nice a box for holding clamps.
I would keep a real close eye on Carol, maybe even both eyes.
I’m sure if I made something as good as this, Betty would have it before I even got the things inside it. LOL
Great job Mate, I really like the way it looks.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 05-07-2017 02:24 AM

old beat up 2×4’s huh,not bad buddy,talk about making a silk purse from from a sows ear.nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 05-07-2017 02:42 AM

Hi Tony
You should take a little time off .
I had plans of finishing a couple projects next week but now I have to make a box to store my jig in .
I like that you used spruce or pine I am not sure and dressed it up with a bit of cherry which certainly makes it a presentable box and nothing to sneeze at .
Next should be a nice box for your wife before you get in more trouble .LOL.


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 05-07-2017 03:01 AM

The box compliments the clamps perfectly Tony. Nothing like bringing old wood back to life. I made my Klaus clamps and a box for them the day after Klaus posted his only my clamps were made of MDF. (rush job for a project) I promised Klaus I would make a permanent set soon.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 05-07-2017 03:56 AM

I know what you mean about hating to toss scraps Tony. There is beauty under the rough surface of those scraps and you proved it. Awesome box!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 05-07-2017 04:33 AM

Great Box for the clamps!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 05-07-2017 05:57 AM

That box came out great, and I think I’m going to have to make a set of Klaus Clamps too.
Nice job Tony.
using up that old wood warms my heart.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#9 posted 05-07-2017 06:58 AM

That looks brilliant!

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#10 posted 05-07-2017 08:17 AM

I admire your concern to keep your tool safe and tidy. Beautiful box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-07-2017 09:50 AM

nice work Tony.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 05-07-2017 10:31 AM

Clamp box for clamps, cool

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 05-07-2017 11:09 AM

Great box Tony that will keep them organized !!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 05-07-2017 11:30 AM

Beautiful box for those fine “Klaus” clamps!!

Nice going, Tony…..................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 05-07-2017 12:39 PM

You did a beautiful job on this nice accessory tool box for your shop. It will protect and organize those great shop made clamps.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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