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Project by BrianM posted 02-19-2008 11:22 PM 2807 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a toolbox I built a while ago from plans in “The Toolbox Book”.

I have never been sorry about building this because of it’s storage capacity and ease of working from. The only downside is that as I get older it’s harder to carry, but the top tray and three drawers come out if I wish to make three trips.

The first picture shows the front with the three drawers. Second picture is the back that holds a square in that extension. The third picture shows the box with drawers open and top removed.

Not many tool boxes are made of wood anymore, so if you are thinking of it, give this one some consideration. It’s a great workpiece and will become a family heirloom.

It’s alright to build something for yourself once in a while. :))

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#1 posted 02-19-2008 11:41 PM

Looks pretty good! You could always make a smaller one that’s easier to carry.

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

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#2 posted 02-19-2008 11:42 PM

Very nice tool box Brian. I made one similar to yours but not near as nice. I thought I’d use it to take what tools I need to jobs around the house, instead of having to make a bunch of trips back to the shop. The bad thing is, it’s usually full of things that I don’t need for the particular job I need to do. Oh, nice photos too. Welcome to LumberJocks.

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 12:37 AM

I love that toolbox, and I love that book. Sometimes I get it out, open it up and just plain drool. I have been accused of wanting to build some of those toolboxes just to build them. I won’t deny that.

Keep up the good work!

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 12:40 AM

Brian this is a nice toolbox. It keeps your tools organized and at hand. I usually have to pile everything into a 5 gallon bucket but this is much better organized.

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

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 01:53 AM

Great toolbox, I need to get that book.

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 05:06 AM

Brian, Welcome aboard. Nice looking toolbox, looks quite handy to have for the stuff that can’t come to the shop.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 02-20-2008 05:12 AM

This is a great version of an old classic! Thanks for posting.

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

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#8 posted 02-20-2008 05:21 AM

It’s a great toolbox. You could build a tool cart/pull-a-long with big knobby tires and a cup holder. Ha ha. but really, or you could delegate an apprentice to carry your tools, “building character” (i couldn’t resist). Nice job.

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

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#9 posted 02-20-2008 08:04 AM

This project is very appealing…nice work.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 06-27-2008 09:17 PM

Great toolbox

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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