Oak Tool box with finger joints

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Project by Coleby posted 10-08-2010 07:48 PM 21989 views 70 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 10-08-2010 08:00 PM

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 10-08-2010 08:03 PM

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 10-08-2010 08:07 PM

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 10-08-2010 08:16 PM

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.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 08:44 PM

Good looking box. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 10-08-2010 08:49 PM

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 10-08-2010 08:56 PM

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 10-08-2010 09:30 PM

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 10-08-2010 09:33 PM

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 10-08-2010 09:35 PM

Nice Looking Box !!!


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

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#11 posted 10-08-2010 10:15 PM

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 10-08-2010 10:56 PM

Nice tool box.

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#13 posted 10-09-2010 12:34 AM

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 10-09-2010 01:31 AM

Hey Coleby,
Simple and sweet…well done.

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#15 posted 10-09-2010 01:39 AM

Cool tool box nice details and super wood choices.

-- wood crafting & classes

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