Tool box

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Project by Brian posted 11-01-2010 03:39 AM 2425 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tool box to hang below my Hanging tool cabinet. The carcass and drawers are Pine, the drawer fronts are reclaimed Douglas Fir from a neighbors old back door. I loved the grain and had to use it.

The hardware is home made from steel rod and cotter pins. I used three sizes of black iron pipe to make the rings by bending and hammering the rod to shape, and a blow torch and used motor oil to give me the hand forged finish I was looking for.

This was my second projects using dovetails, i figured I’d get some practice making things for the shop before I used them on anything nicer.

I finished the carcass with shellac and the drawer fronts with wipe on poly.

-- Brian, Jericho Vermont

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 03:50 AM

Wow and amazing tool box plus cool tools super job.

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 04:00 AM

Nice box and very cool idea for the hardware.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 04:12 AM

Nice work. Love the hardware.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 05:13 AM

I really like the hardware. Very interesting idea.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 05:16 AM

Brian, that is one nice looking tool storage set. The tool box turned out awesome ! Love the old time look and attention to details.The hand tooled rustic pulls are a nice touch! Thanks for the post,Great job.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 06:57 AM

Nice job, can’t wait to see ‘something nice.’ cause that should be truly spectacular.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 02:01 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 04:15 PM

Nice Cabinets & a good set of tools.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 11-01-2010 04:19 PM

An Art deco toolbox!

-- 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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#10 posted 11-01-2010 04:19 PM

That’s a real nice tool box and looks very good with your hanging cabinet which is also very nice.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 11-01-2010 04:23 PM

Great toolbox. Those handles are a fantastic idea. Nothing like the personal touch!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#12 posted 11-01-2010 09:40 PM

good job
expecially the dovetails
can’t wait to see what you call “something nice”

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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