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Project by Diego Cassels posted 03-26-2018 06:42 PM 604 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This two boxes were made complement this toolbox

The two together just to picture the size.

I used a very old and thin wood. It was already in the wastebin, it had lots of nail holes all over the place.

I´m learning to do this as I go, so any advice is welcome.

Here is how I made the smaller box with a small router.

Then the chisel box, I tried this method and it was a mess. I could work around the mistakes, but it wasn´t pretty

-- Diego Cassels





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 03-26-2018 07:08 PM

Good job. I think they turned out okay. You recover well on the chisel box. What will go into the sliding top box?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 03-26-2018 07:31 PM

They look nice, Diego, and functional as well. I especially like that you used some repurposed wood, wouldn’t want to waste anything.

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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Diego Cassels

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#3 posted 03-26-2018 07:34 PM



Good job. I think they turned out okay. You recover well on the chisel box. What will go into the sliding top box?

- Ron Aylor


Thanks Ron, I have a kit of 8mm and 10mm hole centering markers, with the drill bits and the depth stop. I wanted something that could be carried away to the bench and a small box was the idea.
Hand planing the sliding top was a BIG challenge (1/4 ” ), I thought of contacting you for some advice. It found it very difficult to get a good amount of accurecy. If you have any advice o somewhere to read about hand planing thin stock less than 5/8 ”, a jig or anything that could help me.

-- Diego Cassels

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Diego Cassels

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#4 posted 03-26-2018 07:40 PM

Thanks Ian. Its a shop project so I didn´t mind the small nail holes, some had a nail!
The result is not perfect, but I´m learning a lot, and won´t make the same mistakes again.


They look nice, Diego, and functional as well. I especially like that you used some repurposed wood, wouldn’t want to waste anything.

- IantheTinker


-- Diego Cassels

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 03-26-2018 07:42 PM


Good job. I think they turned out okay. You recover well on the chisel box. What will go into the sliding top box?

- Ron Aylor

Thanks Ron, I have a kit of 8mm and 10mm hole centering markers, with the drill bits and the depth stop. I wanted something that could be carried away to the bench and a small box was the idea.
Hand planing the sliding top was a BIG challenge (1/4 ” ), I thought of contacting you for some advice. It found it very difficult to get a good amount of accurecy. If you have any advice o somewhere to read about hand planing thin stock less than 5/8 ”, a jig or anything that could help me.

- Diego Cassels

Sounds like a good use for that box. As far a the thin stock … I just posted two new jigs on the thread Hand Tool Woodworking Jigs & Fixtures ... see comment #91. The mortising block could be used for edge planing thin stock and the planing board is self explanatory. Just make sure you have your shoulders over the work-piece and maintain downward pressure. Thanks for asking. Have fun!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Diego Cassels

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#6 posted 03-26-2018 07:58 PM



.... see comment #91. The mortising block could be used for edge planing thin stock and the planing board is self explanatory. Thanks for asking. Have fun!
- Ron Aylor

That a very nice jig! I will try it!

-- Diego Cassels

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Joe

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#7 posted 03-26-2018 08:37 PM

Nice job making a very functional box. In the pictures, you get a warm feeling from the wood. I like the contrast the top gives to the sides. The box has a good feel to it. Thanks

-- CurleyJoe, In Southern Indiana

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 03-26-2018 11:27 PM

Two nice little storage solutions, and shop projects are fun!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Diego Cassels

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#9 posted 03-27-2018 12:24 AM



Two nice little storage solutions, and shop projects are fun!
- Dave Polaschek

Thanks Dave!

-- Diego Cassels

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Diego Cassels

54 posts in 46 days


#10 posted 03-27-2018 12:26 AM



Nice job making a very functional box. In the pictures, you get a warm feeling from the wood. I like the contrast the top gives to the sides. The box has a good feel to it. Thanks
- Joe

Thanks Joe, yes functionality was the key here. I try anyway to get the best results.

-- Diego Cassels

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 03-27-2018 05:22 PM

These are both very practical boxes and will store the contents nice and safely. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Diego Cassels

54 posts in 46 days


#12 posted 03-27-2018 07:23 PM



These are both very practical boxes and will store the contents nice and safely. Congratulations.
- helluvawreck

Thanks!

-- Diego Cassels

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