|Project by PurpLev||posted 12-29-2010 07:41 PM||10317 views||39 times favorited||52 comments|
A Custom sized machinist toolbox to house lathe tools including larger quick change tool holders, threading toolings, centers, chucks, and other gauges and machining tools.
I was not able to find any toolbox that would fit some of my tools so decided to make my own, while at it, why not use nicer woods than the more common Oak – so I used Mahogany for the majority of the box with Birdseye Maple for the drawer fronts, and Poplar for the drawers boxes. The pulls are made of Walnut to give it another brown tone contrasting the drawer fronts. Overall size is 18” wide x 10” deep x 14” tall (roughly – was not using a ruler on this project)
This type box is quite challenging as it presents joinery in different orientations to allow the opening on the front for the drawers as well as on top for the top compartment – it most definitely was a good learning experience, and a long project to bring to completion. While not doing woodworking for living, I was able to complete this box from the start to finish in about 3 weeks while working on it almost daily (2-6 hours a day depending on how much time I had to spare).
If you are interested, I blogged the progress here:
Mahogany Machinist Toolbox Blog
Thanks for watching.
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