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Tool box for my soundpost tools

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 10-01-2017 12:08 AM 727 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My specialized tools for setting the soundpost in a violin, cello, or double bass have outgrown the tool roll I was keeping them in. I’ve thought for a while that I would make a tool box to put them in. Currently my workbench at work is still borrowed territory, so I wanted to keep things portable.

I made the box from recycled wood. I like the look of the old nail holes here and there. The box didn’t need to be fine furniture. It’s definitely rustic. The top and bottom are plywood that fit into dados. The joinery is glued butt joints slightly reinforced with finishing nails. I put dividers inside to keep 3 compartments separate. I used a pair of hinges that I saved from an end table we discarded. The only thing I’m not totally happy with is the latch.

The finish is boiled linseed oil.

mandatory glueup shot.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 10-01-2017 03:12 AM

Nice tool box.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 10-01-2017 10:39 AM

Looks like that’ll do the job.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 10-01-2017 05:34 PM

This is a very nice tool box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 10-01-2017 06:06 PM

Nice job, Dave. Maybe some foam to keep things from sliding around?

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#5 posted 10-01-2017 06:17 PM



Nice job, Dave. Maybe some foam to keep things from sliding around?

- CFrye

Hmm. I may have just the thing. Good idea.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 10-01-2017 09:11 PM

Such tools deserve nothing less – quite good looking box and very well organized compartments.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 10-01-2017 09:34 PM

Thanks to all for the kind words. On the suggestion of Candy, I’ve added padding to the cells.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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