Red Oak Toolbox

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Project by Gary Lucas posted 1518 days ago 2555 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Red Oak Toolbox I built. The dovetails were cut on the Leigh Jig. All tools are labeled so that you do not loose them (did I write that, loose tools at jobsites?)

-- Go create sawdust

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#1 posted 1518 days ago

Beautifully made toolbox.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1517 days ago

No! No! No! This is almost Immoral! Nobodies Job Site Tool Box should look that Good!!

But! Yours does Gary! NICE WORK!!!

If that was mine and sombody walked off with it I’d CRY for at least a week!...LOL..


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#3 posted 1517 days ago

What a great idea. I need one of those.

-- curious woodworker

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#4 posted 1517 days ago

awesome toolbox, I need to make me one.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#5 posted 1517 days ago

Been a while since I’ve seen such a well designed tool box. When I was young, the old timers had these type custom boxes they carried. I made a partitioned one a while back, but nothing as cool as this. Very cool!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 1517 days ago

Wonderful toolbox, since I am a extreme order guy, I love your organisation.
(do you have a bad memory like me? since you put all those stickers – my X-wife laughed that I loved to use theses little stickers on my stuff also).
Beautiful work, I’m impressed.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 1517 days ago

I like that much better than the 5 gallon bucket that I currently use. What is that on the ends of the box. It’s hard to tell in the pictures. Are those just handles?

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#8 posted 1517 days ago

Very Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 1517 days ago

Yes, Doc, those are handles on the end pinned in by a walnut 1/4 dowel. Also, of course the top has the full run opf the 1 1/2 inch red oak dowel.

-- Go create sawdust

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#10 posted 1517 days ago

Yes, Mafe, the memory is not that good, but the main reason for the labeling is when you take it to the jobsite you can easily see what is missing and go hunting for it before you leave. (unless it walked off-with help-) I do have a tendency to P-label everything, altho the blank tapes are expensive.

-- Go create sawdust

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#11 posted 1517 days ago

Nice toolbox. It looks great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#13 posted 1514 days ago

Well done, very organized.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 1513 days ago

Got to love organization !!! Very nice indeed .

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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