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Tool box for my wife

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Project by Douger posted 1225 days ago 1856 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, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com





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littlecope

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#1 posted 1225 days ago

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

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

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 1225 days ago

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

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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woodman1962

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#3 posted 1225 days ago

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

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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GaryL

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#4 posted 1225 days ago

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.

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 1225 days ago

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"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1225 days ago

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!!

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BTKS

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#7 posted 1225 days ago

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)

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Douger

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#8 posted 1224 days ago

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

-- Doug, Kansas, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1224 days ago

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

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

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kiefer

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#10 posted 1224 days ago

NICE TO SEE YOU DONT LET WOOD GO TO WASTE
LOOKS GREAT

-- Kiefer 松

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itsmic

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#11 posted 1224 days ago

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

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 1224 days ago

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!"

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stefang

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#13 posted 1224 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 1224 days ago

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

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Chris P.

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#15 posted 1224 days ago

Very nice, lovely worksmanship.

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