Hobby Box

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Project by lizardhead posted 1200 days ago 1473 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had never before tried to do anything like this, it turned out to be fairly nice in looks, but the dang thing is heavier empty than what it should be full. If I ever try this again I will know not to use 3/4” oak. Anyway my son has a birthday coming up so I made him this box for his Remote control car racing. It features a removable front panel that locks in the drawers when in transit. It has six drawers and a 4” high storage top, so he can put his batteries & and charger in it.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#1 posted 1200 days ago

You could remove the hardware and sculpt it into a “Andy Box” type of creation, in order to loose some weight. Depending on how old your son is, he may enjoy being shown how to use an angle grinder.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 1200 days ago

its a miighty fine box :-)
and he can use it to store all his equiptment in it

but you shuold make him one more to when he has to transport his cars etc. to the feild
take a look at some different R/c site´s and you will see they are mostly
made of a mixed 4,6,9 and 12mm plywood or wood deppendig where its used in the box and painted
it doesn´t matter if its with battery or gasoline driven all the equiptment is damm heavy to
transport from the car to the feild :-)
maybee it just enoff to make new lightwaight drawers

take care

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#3 posted 1200 days ago

Nice Box.
It is too heavy? ...not really a big issue , coz. you can make a detachable wheeled-platform that really fits the base so it looks as part of the build.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1200 days ago

Heavy yes, but it will last him a life time. Putting a wheeled base as “woodworm” said is a great idea. Use the oak chest as a bench box and make a plywood one for trasport as Dennis said is also another great idea.

Nice build.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 1200 days ago

Nice Job!
I’m experimenting in 1/2” oak and would like to try something like this for a bench top small tool box.
Thanks for the idea.
I bet your son loves it!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#6 posted 1200 days ago

Now making a wheeled base for this blunder is a fantastic idea, and thats why I love this site so.
WoodWorm you are to be patted on the back, THANKS

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#7 posted 1200 days ago

Looks good!
I really like the stitched leather handle on top

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

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