Wenge Decorative Toolbox

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Project by Ted posted 05-07-2012 05:31 PM 1354 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m working on another decorative toolbox at the moment, but just thought I’d share this one in the mean time, which I built about a week ago. The design couldn’t be any simpler, just 6 pieces glued together, sanded smooth, and finished with satin wipe on poly. It measures 7-1/4” X 16” X 12” tall. The sides are 1/2” thick and the handle is 5/8” x 1”. I finished it with 3 coats of wipe-on satin polyurethane.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 06:25 PM

Nothing like simplicity. I like the lines of this . Nice work.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 07:13 PM


This is lovely and simple. I like the beautiful wood. Perfect application of Occam’s Razor. I can’t tell, did you round off the bottom of the handle?

Just an idea…I made several similar shapes to make a holder for sawblades. Of course there was a central divider. Have fun and thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 07:16 PM

Very handsome! Wenge’s difficult for me to work with. This is a nice piece.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 08:13 PM

Thanks everybody :)

Boxguy, I didn’t round the bottom of the handle but all the outside corners are softened to the point of being slightly rounded, about a 1/64 radius I think. I typically do that with all my pieces, as I kind of like the “worn” look.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 01:46 AM

Looks Good very clean, Wenge is such a rich looking wood. Nice work

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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