Mahogany Tool Box w/Sliding & Locking Overhead Drawer Stop

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Project by NaplesWoody posted 05-22-2017 06:04 PM 1693 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First real project from design to finish from rough sawn hardwood. Three hand cut dovetail drawers in a hand cut dovetailed carcass. The front frame and panel piece slides out and hinges down to keep the drawers in place while transporting. It locks via a half-mortised brass lock and features a CNC’ed engraving.

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#1 posted 05-22-2017 06:23 PM

I admire your hand cut dovetail skill. Nice sign on first one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-22-2017 06:49 PM

Thanks, Ivan. Built a garage shop over the past year to keep building. Mostly shop projects lately but I’m working on a gaming case now out of walnut and curly maple that I hope turns out well.

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Dave Smith

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#3 posted 05-22-2017 08:18 PM

Dovetails look very well done. Design is very nice. And looks great too. Great job.

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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#4 posted 05-22-2017 08:23 PM

Nice design on the toolbox. The drawers make it very practical. Personalized makes it better.

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

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#5 posted 05-22-2017 08:50 PM

What a beautiful box and so nicely done. This is a wonderful project and is a great tool box.

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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#6 posted 05-23-2017 01:22 AM

Fabulous toolbox
Attractive and functional
Will see many years

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#7 posted 05-23-2017 02:48 AM

Very nice!

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#8 posted 05-23-2017 03:20 AM

Thanks, Dave Smith, DoubleDD, Helluvawreck, Balidoug, & BenDupre for the kind words and encouragement! They are more than appreciated.

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#9 posted 05-23-2017 12:03 PM

Very Nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#10 posted 05-23-2017 01:13 PM

Nice work beautifull box

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#11 posted 05-23-2017 05:25 PM

Very nice, and matches my name.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#12 posted 05-25-2017 04:29 AM

Nice looking toolbox. I don’t believe it’s mahogany but a look alike.


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#13 posted 05-26-2017 06:58 AM

That is a fantastic looking tool box! Great job!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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