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Project by HenryH posted 1422 days ago 2459 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool Box

Walnut, Curly Ash, Sycamore
24” L x 12 H x 11 W

I am preparing to take a Windsor Chair class with Mike Dunbar in October. I am going to have to take some of my woodworking tools with me so I decided to use the opportunity to make a tool box to carry them.
I used scrap Walnut, dovetailed, for the bottom and two ends. The sides are spectacular Curly Ash I’ve had for a few years so I decided to finally use some. (Definitely not scrap) Screwed and plugged to the ends. Finally the handle is a scrap of quartersawn Sycamore. Tenon and wedged. It is subtle in the pics but I carved out a grip in the center that conforms to my right hand. The rest of the handle was sort of carved out on the fly. I did not want to but to much effort into it because I do want to use it but it is a little better than some nailed up Pine boards.

-- HenryH - PA

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#1 posted 1422 days ago

Nice job Henry. Sycamore looks great quartersawn. Love those totes.

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#2 posted 1422 days ago

Nice job, Henry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1422 days ago

look realy good frome here
and you havn´t witch can´t bee seen from the pictures a few compartmants will help you a lot
in there like Halagan did or simular

good luck with your windsor class

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#4 posted 1422 days ago

Great looking tote. I like the through wedged tennons. One of my favorite joints.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 1421 days ago

Nice job on the tool box.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 1421 days ago

Wow, that’s a nice one!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 1421 days ago

It looks awesome but it also looks heavy even without tools in it.

I hope you can parlk real close or figure out how to put wheels under it, mind you, chairmaking doesnt require a lot of tools if you are the student.

Nicely done

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 1421 days ago

Great tool box! Love the wood and the through tennons as well. The hanle looks comfy as well. I made one as well with a tray a while back. Although my wife took it for her sewing projects. LOL

Thx for sharing.

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

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