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Christopher's tool box

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Project by Tom O'Brien posted 11-28-2018 02:59 AM 430 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Late in the summer, Christopher told me that he would like to build a toolbox. So last week we got together and built this one. It is made of big-box-store materials – select 1×6 pine, 1/4 inch luan plywood. The design is from the late and great Danny Proulx, with a few adjustments for a 7-year-old. The handle is a nice 1 inch red oak dowel, and the matching hasps are Stanley. Chris learned a few new skills – how to connect and disconnect a pneumatic nailer, how to make pocket screw joints, how to spread glue, how to apply large clamps, how to use a random-orbit sander. He used a drill press with a Forstner bit to make a hole for the dowel. He also has a new little combination square (Empire) that he loves to demonstrate.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity





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woodcox

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 05:18 AM

That is a fine toolbox, Christopher, nice work!

Tom, it’s great he learned so much making it.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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swirt

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 02:11 PM

A very nice project with lots of skills to practice. I like the detachable base.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Tom O'Brien

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 07:54 PM

Thanks for the nice words, woodcox and swirt.

The project came from “Danny Proulx’s Toolboxes and Workbenches”, a very nice collection of projects and ideas from Popular Woodworking Books, published in 2004.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 09:59 PM

Fine looking toolbox, Tom and Christopher!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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