spur bit box

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Project by animal posted 06-01-2012 05:14 AM 1496 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a walnut box to hold a collection of spur bits.

-- Dme: My wife puts up with the noise, sawdust and staining. Got to love her.

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 08:19 AM

I like the fact that your box has a distinct purpose and is so completely utilitarian. The interior design is exceptionally well thought out. It is compact, and the padded top is a nice touch. You look to be on a roll with boxes for tools. How well do the swinging hasps on the front work? Do you just shove them to the side with your thumbs? For readers, it would be nice to have more details about the construction or background of the design.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 12:33 PM

Is that a pair o them fancy old-time socks for the liner? Dat’s awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 01:02 PM

It’s great to see your bits have such a lovely home, now they don’t have to “learn to fend for themselves in the wild” of your workshop. Love the stopped ogee and the lid liner too.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 01:28 PM

This is a very nice addition to your shop. Congratulations.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 01:31 AM

Another very fancy tool case. And sitting on a pretty fancy shelf/bench as well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 06:26 AM

Yes the brass clasps I made have a small end bent up to allow you to push them sideways. I have a very old tap and die set my dad had, and it used to have something similiar, way back when, as I remember when I was a kid. So I copied the design on some of my creations in brass and aluminum, with small, thin washers to make the clasp stand a little proud so as not to scratch the wood. Some of my earlier boxes show signs of wear from opening and closing, so I got creative with the washers.
Funny story about the box liners. I made a box for my pipe dies, I will post later, and needed some liner material. Since my lovely wife sews and makes all kinds of things with cloth, there is always piles of material laying around. I was serching for something, came upon an old robe, and said, “Wow this is soft and plush, just what I need.” So I cut it up into appropriate pieces and used them for my project. Worked out well and I liked the design. So I am showing off my project to the kids and she says, “My that is a remarkable material you have used there.” I thank her and she says, “That looks just like my favorite robe.” Ooopps. Busted. Well that was some years back and I still hear about it. So my advice is to ask, does this belong to anyone, before I cut and glue inside a new project.

-- Dme: My wife puts up with the noise, sawdust and staining. Got to love her.

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 05:33 PM

Very nice, looks precise and pretty at the same time, Great combo, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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