Perfect Fit - Heat Gun Case

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Project by TD69Mustang posted 06-04-2012 10:28 PM 2276 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a case for my new heat gun. The cardboard box just wouldn’t do.

Fits perfect and had a little room left for the blow dryer (my old heat gun).

Made out of scraps, so the case is oak and the sides are cherry ply.
The button feet rests are carriage bolt heads that I cut off and epoxied in.
Finished with a couple coats of Danish Oil.

MISTAKE – I cut the dovetails before I figured out where the groove needed to be for the plywood side inserts. As you can see (in pict#4) I had to fill the gaps with filler. Oh well!

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 12:21 AM

Looks good, other than the gaps you filled, the joinery is tight. carriage bolt heads work great for the rests, good idea.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 12:59 AM

Nice concept. Building boxes for your tools is a great way to hone skills and have something really useful when you finish. I would have set the hinge on the inside edges and mitered it in a bit. Since your hinge goes the full length you could have mitered it in with a table saw by just shaving a bit of wood off the back. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 01:03 AM

I need one of these too.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 07:52 PM

I dislike the tools that come in a “soft” case and end up trying to find a suitable hard case. Now I am going to follow your models!

Thanks for the fine example!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 08:50 PM

Boxguy – I actually agree with your opinion about the hinge. I did mortise it into the lid on the glue gun box I built.
But I like to use projects like this one to “experiment” with different types of joints and building techniques.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 10:05 PM

Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 06-26-2012 07:51 PM

Good work!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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