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Project by Michael posted 12-16-2017 11:21 PM 544 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a toolbox for a friend’s Christmas present, and this is what I came up with. The sides and bottom, and the front and back are pine, both from recycled pallets. These pieces are painted with milk paint, two coats of BLO, and a paste wax.
The handle is olive from some pruning I did last year. It’s finished with oil, shellac, and wax.
I was able to leave the tool marks in the pine (from the jack plane), but the oak was too prone to tearing, so I smoothed it with a #4. I shaped the handle with a draw knife, but had to sand it smooth. I’m still working on getting my spokeshave to work properly!

-- "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir





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#1 posted 12-17-2017 01:10 AM

Very nicely done Michael! I’m sure your Friend will like it!

””When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir”

So True!

Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 05:34 AM

I like that blue colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 08:04 PM

This is a very nice toolbox. It looks like it came out of an antique shop. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 12-17-2017 09:22 PM

very unique!

Your friend should enjoy your present :)

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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