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Project by JoeMcGlynn posted 947 days ago 1241 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m almost embarrassed to post a picture of this toolbox I made as a present for my son for Christmas. I’ve made more significant projects in the past, but I’m starting over in woodworking just using hand tools. This was a project out of a recent issue of pop wood, built just with wood and a few tools from the local big box store.

It was also a lot of fun, and the “distressed” finish looks nice.

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#1 posted 947 days ago

Don’t be embarrassed, its a fine looking box. I would like to see the inside as well.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#2 posted 947 days ago

Thanks DYankee.

I stained and dainish oiled the inside. The cool thing about the inside is that it will be filled with some nice tools for my son on Christmas. The best is a very clean Millers Falls eggbeater.

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#3 posted 947 days ago

Fine looking box, maybe even moreso considering the hand tools part. Nice paint job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 947 days ago

Like the first poster says, don’t you dare be embarassed, thats a fine looking toolbox that will be filled with the best kind of tools, handtools, made with handtools. Personally, I really like the look of it. Great gift.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#5 posted 947 days ago

Looks good to me .a nice gift.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 947 days ago

It’s a great gift to give your son. You need never worry about having to hang a door for him in the future.

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#7 posted 947 days ago

No embarrassment needed! I especially dig the finish. I hope to do something similar if I ever build the toolchest I want.

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#8 posted 943 days ago

Don’t be embarrassed! I don’t look at every project that’s posted, but this one caught my eye. Looks great!

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#9 posted 901 days ago

A great gift, hope he appreciates it!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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