|Project by wayneo||posted 10-03-2011 05:41 PM||4112 views||21 times favorited||9 comments|
I had some time between projects and just enough wood to make something for the shop besides another jig. I like having my most commonly used tools readily available and like the look of the old carpenter’s toolbox. I made this toolbox from 4/4 red oak because I happened to have some left over from the previous build. The plans were included in an article written by Monte Burch and are still available online; just type “Build a Carpenter’s Box” in your Google search box.
It is a great design and has specially designed holders for a 2 foot level and a framing square. I used a dowel jig to drill holes on the back edge of the box for drill and countersink bits and the sides of the box hold my chisels and paddle bits. I like this design in particular because the drawer is perfect for holding misc small tools and finish nails.
It is a very simple but efficiently designed toolbox and yes, it is as heavy as it looks but it is primarily a shop box anyway and sometimes you just need to build something for yourself.
-- Wayne , Phoenix Arizona