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Paris toolbox (a Lumber Jerk in Paris)

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Project by mafe posted 09-16-2010 11:10 PM 3280 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Paris toolbox (a Lumber Jerk in Paris)
A simple tool box from recycle plywood found in the street of Paris.

The goal was not a piece of art, but a real old fashion, and ‘rough in the edge’ tool box, the once the workers used to bring to the site, when I was a young boy.

Made also a Paris tool box blog if you want to make one.
Then you will also understand the last picture!

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even a tool box – I sure had a good time,

Best thoughts,
MaFe2010

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





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 11:41 PM

Funny Mads, I have a tool box on my list of things to build this week. Mine is more for decorative use.. I want to use live edge lumber and put a log through the top for the handle. I like your tool box.. now I can use it for a plan. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mafe

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 11:58 PM

River girl, I’ll show you a peek view on a box I’m working on in Copenhagen now, this might be a inspiration also, since I know you like nature. (And since you say you will make one this week, I will show you before it’s finished – I can’t even have a secret from you any more, but do not tell the other LJ’s… I laugh).


My design.


My first steps, next will be fingerjoints or dovetails in the corners.

Best thoughts to you,
Mads

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

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 09-17-2010 12:05 AM

Aha- see great minds think alike Mafe. I don’t do dove tails, so I am going to use tenons (of course.) I see you stole my log handle.. LOL And this is so much like what I was thinking- incredibly similar. :) Thanks for letting me see the secret project. hehehehe P.S. I won’t tell anyone on L/J. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 12:07 AM

Also- I think this will be a good gift for the girlfriend in Paris.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 02:17 AM

Nor will I Mads :-)

take care
Dennis

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littlecope

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 03:08 AM

Nice Project and Blog, Mads!!
It gladdens my heart to see I’m not the only one who carries cast-off wood down city streets… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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clieb91

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#7 posted 09-17-2010 03:37 AM

Thanks too for the inspiration. I have one of these on my to do list and really do want to work on it some time soon. I have never seen one with a saw tote, will certainly keep it in mond.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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swirt

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#8 posted 09-17-2010 03:53 AM

I like the nature bit of it .. but then I can’t help with messing it up by making it more functional (sorry its a curse I am stuck with). The additional height is intriguing. Making a pair of them with a stouter (more rectangular handle) and you could use them as a pair of saw horses.

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

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nmkidd

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#9 posted 09-17-2010 06:42 AM

rough…....ready….......and functional!!

good job on an old favorite…..like your take on your secret project…..cool!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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mafe

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#10 posted 09-17-2010 08:26 AM

Hi,
Dennis, how did you discover?
Rivergirl, yes I’m stupid, of course some go through tennons for you.
Mike, you have a brother here, I just found a old table lag of the most beautiful hardwood the other day in Copenhagen, I simply love to reuse old wood, to see it get new life.
Chris, I’m happy if I can inspre, this is part of the LJ spirit I guess.
Swirt, yes but it’s a wonderful trouble to have, I know all about this illness, the ‘can it be done more clever’ illness… And yes I could agree, I have seen some versions like this, and it’s quite clever.
The new tool tote, are meant to carry my garden tools, and the harvest of the day from my 3×6 meter garden, so design came over function in this one.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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rdlaurance

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#11 posted 09-17-2010 09:33 AM

I like this design, mads, more elegant, yet classical, with a touch or irony/contrast (from natural wood form -handle—to finished form as in the box).

-- Rick, south Sweden

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mafe

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#12 posted 09-17-2010 10:52 AM

Thank you Rick, your words are exactly what I have been thinking and feeling (if we talk about the new project).
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 09-17-2010 11:13 AM

Cool tool box useful I’m sure

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Flemming

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#14 posted 09-18-2010 02:14 AM

nice mads, very nice :)

i especially love the detail with the saw holder and the locking mechanism!

version 2.0 is going to be a nice subtle blend of natural form, curves and man made straight lines, right angles

i look forward to it mester!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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Div

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#15 posted 09-18-2010 08:34 PM

Mads, I just love your sketches man! CAD stuff can NEVER look like pencil and paper.

Maybe finger joints for version 2.0. Dovetails in the opposing softwood grain is really challenging and with many gremlins… Just a thought!

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

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