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"Tiger Tank" Tote

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Project by DYNO360 posted 1393 days ago 1806 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a commision to build a wooden tool tote with a WWII “Tiger Tank” theme, the biggest and baddest tank of all time. Body was made of 3/4” pine, handle was Oak, compartment bottom was planked with stained 1/4” Poplar and the bottom was 1/4” plywood. Tote is held together with wood screws and the handle is held in place with through tenons. One end has a rendering, in paint, of a real German tank badge and the other has the German cross. Drawer construction was simple: (hey, it is a tool tote) dado with glue and brads in the front, dowels in the back. I found a couple German tank pin ups and couldn’t resist lining the drawer bottoms with them. I hope the guy likes it as much as I did building it.





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Abbott

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#1 posted 1393 days ago

Good stuff! Good job on the finish.

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

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 1393 days ago

“Biggest baddest tank”?

Ever hear of the British Centurion? Built first at the end of WW II, it is STILL in front line use in some parts of the world, and stood off 10 to 1 odds in the Arab/Israeli war in the 70’s.

Yes, the tiger was the most outstanding tank to see service in the war, the Centurion arriving too late to see service in ‘45, but hardly the best of all time.

Put the Tiger up against the American front line tanks of today and its 88 mm rounds would bounce off harmlessly, while the americans would punch holes in it from a range of a couple of miles.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1393 days ago

Sieg Heil !!!
Awesome tool tote.
That will look better and better as it wears.

Nice job!

-- Having fun...Eric

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cdbridge39

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#4 posted 1392 days ago

nice tool box, looks real soild.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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Greedo

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#5 posted 1392 days ago

cool box!

now the ww2 nerd in me has some pointless remarks to make:
the 2 color camo pattern used (dunkelgelb+dunkelgrun) , is one that was frequently employed on the pzkfw VI (tiger 1) from 1942 to 1944, after that feldgrau no longer was the standard basecoat
however the pzkfw VI 2 (kingtiger) could be considered as a more baddest tank, wich only started seeing real action around 1944 when the german army was fighting mostly defensively so they adapted their camo pattern and mostly applied the 3 color ambush pattern.
and finally the tank badge used, is in fact the “heer” badge (regular army) and was applied to anything from soldier uniforms to vehicles that belonged to the army. while the nazi cross on the front of the box would not have been something that army units would have liked to use, in contrary to the SS units with whom they had a certain rivalry.

:p

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Bufford

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#6 posted 1386 days ago

I ain’t got anything to pick apart, heck I like it!

-- Upstate South Carolina Woodworker

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