Oak Toolbox

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Project by cabinetman posted 2775 days ago 3498 views 36 times favorited 8 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 2775 days ago

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 2775 days ago

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 2775 days ago


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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2775 days ago

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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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2775 days ago

LumberJocks Jewlery Box

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#6 posted 2613 days ago

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


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#7 posted 2613 days ago

Very nice! Fine craftsmanship.

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

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#8 posted 2545 days ago

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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