a suitcase toolbox

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Project by jjempson posted 767 days ago 3220 views 19 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have now reached that point in my life where i have so many tools i cant move them all with me….in my youth when money and time was on my side tools were collected at great speed….now over the years like my tools my knowledge has been polished to a point where i only need a few well chosen tools to complete the task in hand….for me this is a good and well rounded set for me….the box is mad from reclaimed ceder….smells wonderful and is very very light…the tools have been set in such a way the gravity helps to hold them in place….like the bevel a snug friction fit is all that is required…the marking knives were a perfect fit for a saw cut from the chop saw…and so on….im currently saving for a 36mm chisel…hence the gap….they are a lovely chisel and worth every penny…im also need to fit my marking gauge….as you can see i found some old handles and latches which suit the rustic finish…that was achieved …yet again …wire brush…polish…blow lamp…polish = good fun

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 767 days ago

Yes that suitcase in one hand and a stanley jack plane in the other – nothing can stop you!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 767 days ago

Great idea, reminds me of the copier repairman when he use to come to our office to do maintenance on our machine

-- Norman

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#3 posted 767 days ago

Looks great!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 766 days ago

That is awesome. Nice job.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#5 posted 766 days ago

nice project

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#6 posted 766 days ago

nicely done

a very practical box

it also looks great


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 766 days ago

That is a great setup. Is it light enough to carry around and not feel like your arm will fall off?

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#8 posted 766 days ago

Love it. Inspirational.

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-- Ride hard or go home~

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#10 posted 766 days ago

I like the old handle and latches. Nice touch.

What kind of chisels are those?

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#11 posted 766 days ago

very cool and well thought out…
the rustic finish is a nice touch

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#12 posted 766 days ago

the chisels are japanese….
they are a good chisel….they deserve a lot of respect and care and they will repay you with such a feeling of achievement even the simplists of joints…..

-- jjempson

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#13 posted 766 days ago

Nicely done. every thing in its place and a place for everything. I have been trying to set up a box for my carving tools, but, every time I get a lay out set up, I change my mind or add another tool.

-- Richard

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#14 posted 765 days ago

To Mr zwwizard
it took me ages to decide…..and hard decisions were made…like me you are bound to have a few favorite tools …you need to work your ..core .. tools…ones used for stock removal….shaaping tools…then detail tools…possibly even files….their is so many tools i wish to put in but the weight would destroy the feel of the box…

-- jjempson

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#15 posted 765 days ago

Very nice!!
how big is the case (internal and external)? I also agree with Chris, the briefcase handle and latch make it look like this case has been to the office for years.

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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