Tool box for my wife

  • Advertise with us
Project by Douger posted 03-23-2011 11:18 PM 2080 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little tool box for my wife, to hold tools she uses in her hobby activities (jewelry and journal-making). I used an old 1×12 that was once a shelf—I suspect it may be southern yellow pine, but I’m not sure; it was very aromatic when I milled it, and left a lot of resin on my planer. Since I don’t have a stacked dado set yet, I made a box-joint jig for one-eighth of an inch cuts (the width of my saw blade’s kerf). Finished it with a couple of coats of satin polyurethane.

(She likes it.)

-- Doug, Kansas,

18 comments so far

View littlecope's profile


3015 posts in 2540 days

#1 posted 03-24-2011 12:06 AM

Nice Tool Box Doug!!
I’d love to see that jig… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View MasterSergeant's profile


1323 posts in 1726 days

#2 posted 03-24-2011 12:09 AM

Your wife should be very happy with such a well made tote!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View woodman1962's profile


150 posts in 1727 days

#3 posted 03-24-2011 02:39 AM

Nice tool box i like the wood got a nice grain to it especially like the price


View GaryL's profile


1088 posts in 1869 days

#4 posted 03-24-2011 02:57 AM

Well, if the wifes happy..all is good in the world!
Great job on the box. Looks fantastic.

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

View twokidsnosleep's profile


1076 posts in 2012 days

#5 posted 03-24-2011 03:59 AM

Really like it, well done
The box/finger joint proportions are bang on
I second the request for a couple of pics of the jig

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

14012 posts in 2143 days

#6 posted 03-24-2011 04:21 AM

Very nice job on the box. I love the finger joints!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View BTKS's profile


1983 posts in 2502 days

#7 posted 03-24-2011 07:43 AM

That is one of the finest finger joints I have ever seen. A lot of passes to be sure. Really nice project, keep up the good work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

View Douger's profile


71 posts in 1724 days

#8 posted 03-24-2011 07:58 AM

Hey, thanks, everyone. I’ll try to get pictures of the jig posted soon. —Doug

-- Doug, Kansas,

View Dusty56's profile


11777 posts in 2726 days

#9 posted 03-24-2011 12:26 PM

This is a great tool box…The finger joints are perfect : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View kiefer's profile


4120 posts in 1705 days

#10 posted 03-24-2011 02:15 PM


-- Kiefer 松

View itsmic's profile


1419 posts in 2157 days

#11 posted 03-24-2011 04:22 PM

Very nice, Your box joints are very clean and tight, that jig you made must be a good one, that’s a great gift, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

View Ken90712's profile


15847 posts in 2227 days

#12 posted 03-24-2011 04:31 PM

Great job, I had made one a while ago on here as well and Blondie took mine as well. LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View stefang's profile


14706 posts in 2372 days

#13 posted 03-24-2011 08:20 PM

I love it Doug. You took something ordinary and made it extraordinary.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View helluvawreck's profile


18746 posts in 1905 days

#14 posted 03-24-2011 09:49 PM

That’s a nice box. It’s well made and I’m sure that she loved it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Chris P.'s profile

Chris P.

79 posts in 1703 days

#15 posted 03-25-2011 05:27 AM

Very nice, lovely worksmanship.

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics