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Perfect Fit - Heat Gun Case

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Project by screwge posted 769 days ago 1493 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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Kevin

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#1 posted 768 days ago

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 rout a whole bunch

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 768 days ago

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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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 768 days ago

I need one of these too.
Thanks.

-- Having fun...Eric

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 768 days ago

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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screwge

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#5 posted 768 days ago

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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Grumpy

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#6 posted 767 days ago

Nice job.

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

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Brohymn62

120 posts in 842 days


#7 posted 747 days ago

Good work!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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