Tool tray in cherry made with hand tools

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Project by Scott posted 05-10-2012 01:01 PM 4570 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tool tray using inspiration from other tool trays in LumberJocks. The bottom is 1/4 inch, the sides are 3/8 inch and the handle is 3/4 inch. The wood had some splits that look good, so I put them on the outside to highlight them.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 01:13 PM

It’s absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been staring at it for a bit now. I love it when someone takes the extra time to make a utility piece so beautiful.

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

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 01:19 PM

very nice. it’ll keep all your stuff from rolling onto the floor, and is a wonderful accent in its own right.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 01:26 PM

Hey, I like this! Decorative toolboxes are among my favorite projects, but mine are all straight cuts. I never thought about adding curves. This is a beaut! Thanks for shaing :)

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

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#4 posted 05-10-2012 04:27 PM

Lovely work. If I could make something that good I’d keep it up so as it wouldn’t get scratched.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#5 posted 05-10-2012 08:53 PM

That is a great looking tool tray. Beautiful!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 05-10-2012 09:15 PM

nice job. Well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 05-10-2012 09:28 PM

Nice project, FLOWERDOG! I like the imperfections in the wood and I like the curves. Its almost too nice to use. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#8 posted 05-11-2012 01:36 AM

Buenisimo, lo usaria para mi sala y pondria revistas.Felisitaciones gracias por compartir
Hernan argentina

-- Hernan, Argentina

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#9 posted 05-11-2012 04:25 AM

This is great, my daughter wants a tool tray like this when she helps me in the shop, I may borrow your design. If I do you will get the credit.

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

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#10 posted 05-11-2012 12:03 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

I ran Google translator on Hernan’s comment and got the following English, thanks Hernan!

“Buenisimo, I would use for my room and would put magazines. Felisitaciones thanks for sharing”

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#11 posted 05-11-2012 07:25 PM

looking great
thanks for sharing


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#12 posted 09-02-2013 04:35 PM

Very Nice! Beautiful work. I was thinking about making something like this as Christmas presents for all the guys in the family.

-- Rob

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