Oak Toolbox

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Project by cabinetman posted 01-22-2007 03:12 PM 4603 views 41 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This toolbox started out as a whim for a place to store “special” handtools. and some of my car buddies saw it and I took orders making several with different woods and trim details. I carved their names, date, and fabrication number in the lid and signed each one. The “personal” touch brought a few more $’s. It’s a lot like the “red” tool box, except slightly larger. It’s 26”w x 16” h x 14”d, weighs 53lbs. Thought I’d show it, maybe give you ww’s an idea.

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#1 posted 01-22-2007 03:22 PM

Very Nice. My first toolbox was made out of spare sticks, and it was “O.K.”, but I can do better. I want to make one out of Maple now based on this chest

And I really like the drawer faces, nice touch

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#2 posted 01-22-2007 03:58 PM

this is beautiful.
Now, having been married to a mechanic, I’m just wondering if the beautiful wood toolbox would be subjected to the abuse that the big red goes through??
I kinda doubt it. l’ll bet they caress the wood every time they put a tool away

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-22-2007 04:03 PM


Your “first” toolbox is quite unique with the dovetails and choice of materials. Very nice job, and from the pics looks like good workmanship. Bet it took a while. Did you get any sagging at all?

I like the “machinist” look for you next choice. The little drawers are really cool. The box I pictured, I wanted to be a replica of the standard “craftsman” type mechanics box.

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#4 posted 01-22-2007 05:06 PM

I like the design, plain, simple, but very attractive. That would look great on top of my old Craftsman rollaway. I never did buy a top section for it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 01-22-2007 05:45 PM

LumberJocks Jewlery Box

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#6 posted 07-04-2007 01:05 AM

“LumberJocks Jewlery Box” Now that’s funny!!! but true:)


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#7 posted 07-04-2007 03:35 AM

Very nice! Fine craftsmanship.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 09-10-2007 03:55 AM

Ever since I first saw this toolbox it keeps dragging me back for more looks. It really is one beautiful toolbox. I’d be afraid to store tools in it, but then again I do consider my tools to be precious items so maybe I wouldn’t have such a hard time of it after all. That is really a nice box, thanks for posting it and I hope you don’t mind me skimming the idea for my next toolbox from you.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 09-22-2014 03:54 AM

Mike posted this Tool Box Here...

I was working on drawing plans for it… Got hung up on Dados / Grooves, etc. ...

I still want to make one… Don’t know when I’ll do it… Wish Mike coulda been able to see it and answer more questions…

... but… :(

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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