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Not Just Any Box Entry: Walnut Tool Box

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Project by Paul posted 2404 days ago 2533 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not sure what the week holds in the way of time in the shop to finalize my entry. There will be walnut handles above the drawers, rare earth magnets holding the drawers closed and an adapted jewlery box lock to hold the lid shut. Those details will change the appearance of my entry somewhat but I don’t need the extra pressure this week. I think you can get a good idea of it from these pics.

This is a downsized adaptation of a box shown in Tolpin’s book: The Toolbox Book

Black Walnut, Ash, Poplar, Pallet Oak and Oak ply

Two coats of Deft Satin Spray Laquer

18” long x 14” high x 9.25” wide

I hand-cut the dovetails on the walnut and ash trays. The tray arrangement and tray handles are my own design. I felt pushed for time, so the drawer half-blind dovetails were made with a PC jig. There’s two other drawers on the other end of the box.

I probably won’t stick with the pictured pulls either, but I’ll post completed pictures next month on my blog entry for this box.

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-- Paul, Texas





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Russel

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#1 posted 2404 days ago

Nice work. A good looking box.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2404 days ago

That looks great! I like the drawers in the end of the box rather in the side. Great dovetails.

Are their drawers in each end or do they go the length of the box?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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scottb

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#3 posted 2404 days ago

and it will contain some fine woodworking tools. Nice.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2404 days ago

This is a nice tool box. I especially like the curved lid. It adds a nice element to the box.

Now that you have a new tool box surely you can justify some new tools to go in it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Karson

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#5 posted 2404 days ago

A nice box great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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EPJ

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#6 posted 2404 days ago

Beautiful wood work!!!!!!!!

-- EPJ,Calif

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CedarFreakCarl

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#7 posted 2404 days ago

Very, very nice!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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handyman

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#8 posted 2404 days ago

Very nice work Paul. Walnut is such a nice wood to work with. Exceptional!

-- Dan

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Napaman

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#9 posted 2404 days ago

great job!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Greg3G

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#10 posted 2404 days ago

Beautiful wood, very nice box. Well done dovetails. Good job!

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Chris

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#11 posted 2404 days ago

Looks good…. A lot of details in this box.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 2404 days ago

Gorgeous tool box. I hate to think of trying to cut all those wedge-shaped pieces.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 2404 days ago

looks dandy, Paul. Good work

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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rikkor

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#14 posted 2404 days ago

Sweet toolbox. I wouldn’t have the nerve to put tools in it…

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2404 days ago

A beautiful tool box, & nice design.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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