|Project by helluvawreck||posted 08-23-2010 07:24 PM||8870 views||18 times favorited||30 comments|
There is nothing particularly special about this box. It’s totally utilitarian in nature. It’s made out of poplar, the hardware is plain, there never was a finish put on it, and there is nothing fancy about the joinery. I built it about 14 years ago to simply hold my tools and keep them safe. It has been moved around many times from plant to plant and house to house and back and forth. The only thing really special about it is that I took my only son, Charlie, to the plant one Sunday to build it. I knew that if it didn’t get built that day no telling when it would get built. My son was 12 years old and he helped me and we built it in about 5 hours. It was a special day with my son. The reason that the box is so special to me is that I lost my son a couple of years later. If I ever decide to take this box out of my shop I will probably make it into a coffee table to go in our den and put some collectors tools in it for a conversation piece. The last picture shows the tools that I now have in it. BTW, when you see a man mount a pencil sharpener on his favorite tool box you can pretty much assume that he has a small shop and no other place to mount it – assumption correct.
-- 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