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Bitbox of wood
Yes you are allowed to call me fanatic…

I bought a old toolbox full of tools on E-bay UK, and in the box was this wonderful old ‘multitool’.
Ofcourse I have plenty of advanced screwdrivers, but no one with a charm like this.
But what can you do, when the world are running in ‘posidrive’, become negative or stay positive…

I choose to file a bitholder into shape, so it fit in the handle jaws, just wonderful!
But!!! A plastic bitbox, and this wonderful tool!!! No way!!!

So I made a little wooden bitbox.
First I routed a dovetailed 3mm deep spur in the wood, then routed the room in a smaller size.
The sliding lid I made on the tablesaw, by setting the angel to the dovetail, and all was then rounded and sanded on my discsander, with no furter finish too keep the old look.
Finish with anique wax, and some dirt from the floor, ‘patine’.

At the last picture you can see all the tools in the old tool:
Screwdriver, drill, chisel, carver, awl and more.

You might also want to see my Yankee screwdriver bitholder BLOG.
[Yankee trouble (bits and pieces…)]

Hope it can be to some inspiration, and that you are not tired of all my postings…

MaFe

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





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Max

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#1 posted 1459 days ago

I like it, I think it is quite unique and a great idea…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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olddutchman

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#2 posted 1459 days ago

Very nice accessory to the tool! I love it. You have other things that you have built in that fashion? That is very nice, indeed !

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 1459 days ago

MaFe, perfect in every way. Suits the tool, does the job, elegantly.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 1459 days ago

Very cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Div

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#5 posted 1459 days ago

Hey Mads, the fanatic rhykenologist! Nice tool and sweeeet little box. Especially like the bit about the dirt from the floor…....Like the way you think my friend.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1459 days ago

how can we not like this litle gizmo
it has just been added to the favorits so I can remember it :-))
and your converting a modern bitholder to fit a yankee is great as well

thank´s for sharing your idea´s with us Mads

best thoughts
Dennis

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1459 days ago

Like it better than all the plastic gadgets in my tool box :-)) Nice work!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Schwieb

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#8 posted 1459 days ago

You are a very clever Dane!! The box is just right. I have a similar tool that I inherited from my Dad that is very special to me but I use it all the time. I’ve done the dirt trick to make something look older myself and like wax over varnish for this sort of thing. Now I must find out what a rhykenologist is.

Best wishes

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

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Div

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#9 posted 1459 days ago

Hey Ken, see my blog on Rhykenology. It is the study of planes!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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mafe

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#10 posted 1459 days ago

Hi every one,
Yes, I think we hit the right place here, a place where love for the materials, tools, and good craftmanship are written with big letters between the lines.
Thank you for the kind words, I guess you all figured out by now, that I have a passion for craft, art, architecture – and yes beautiful, interesting, precise or historical tools.
- oh yes, and French woman!
Best thoughts to all of you,
Mads

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1458 days ago

Very neat design, Mads. You are very clever. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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

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docholladay

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#12 posted 1458 days ago

Man, I had one of these tools just a little while ago that I had come across in the exact same way. Mine did not have any bits so I sold it to someone that had bits and could put it to use.

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

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swirt

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#13 posted 1458 days ago

Really nice. I like it.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Monty Queen

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#14 posted 1458 days ago

Awesome looking box, i just love boxes. Superb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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mafe

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#15 posted 1458 days ago

Thank you guys,
For me it was a chance to test my ability to make a tight fit.
And the lit took two attemps on my tablesaw before I was really happy – now it’s exactly so tight, that it can be opened with a little force, and the lit stays esily closed.
Best of thoughts,
MaFe

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

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