Oak Tool box with finger joints

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Project by Coleby posted 1372 days ago 8444 views 58 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tool box was constructed out of oak and walnut trim. I got the idea out of a woodworking book I purchased from Lowes though I altered the plans slightly. It was built to replace the plastic box that my 300pc mechanic set from Sears came in.

-- Dean,

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#1 posted 1372 days ago

One of THE nicest I’ve seen. I particularly like the fact that it looks very usable, as opposed to those that look too fluffy to use. Simple, Functional, and not afraid to scratch it. Very well done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 1372 days ago

Rance captured my thoughts precisely. I really like the handmade slides.
Also, Welcome to LJ’s

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

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#3 posted 1372 days ago

I was thinking the very same thing. Looks great but still looks like a toolbox, not a jewelery box.

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#4 posted 1372 days ago

Nice job Dean.
Rance hit it on the head.
Strong, nice looking, and tough enough to get banged around the shop and come back looking for more.
The fit & finish are really nice.
bet you have that for a looong time.

And welcome aboard.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 1372 days ago

Good looking box. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1372 days ago

A fantastic job and surely to become a family heirloom! Do you recall the title of the book?


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#7 posted 1372 days ago

Great job ;)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#8 posted 1372 days ago

Very good, I think I need one just like it.

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them

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#9 posted 1372 days ago

First words out of my mouth when I saw this project
“ooh that’s nice!”
to favorites it goes

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#10 posted 1372 days ago

Nice Looking Box !!!


-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 1372 days ago

I think it can hold up to the next 5 generatios

well done and welcome to L J

take care

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#12 posted 1372 days ago

Nice tool box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 1372 days ago

Sure beats anything made out of plastic. I really like it. The finger joints look super strong. It inspires me to finish the toolbox I started over a year ago and haven’t finished.

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#14 posted 1372 days ago

Hey Coleby,
Simple and sweet…well done.

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#15 posted 1372 days ago

Cool tool box nice details and super wood choices.

-- Custom furniture

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