LumberJocks

Tool Coffin(Incra Miter Gauge)

  • Advertise with us
Project by rance posted 08-28-2012 04:16 AM 2951 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A year or so ago I wanted a way to tote my miter gauge to/from WoodCraft to use in the classes I teach so I built this carrying case. A Tool Coffin, if you will. On my miter gauge, I replaced the handle with one of more significance. Pic 4 & 5 show it. Here's another one I upgraded.

I also added a holder for the wrenches. A small block with a few Rare Earth magnets suffices:

I am a true believer in making your tools work better for you. If that means replacing a handle, the so be it. If that means drilling a hole in the top of your tablesaw, then so be it.

I have no idea what wood the handle is. It was from the bargain bin at WC. The coffin was built from Luan. The gussets on the inside really make a difference in adding strength. Not so pretty to look at, but very functional. I am pleased with it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--





16 comments so far

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7948 posts in 2804 days


#1 posted 08-28-2012 04:38 AM

That’s a COOL tool tote coffin! LOL

Good job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

5315 posts in 1550 days


#2 posted 08-28-2012 04:43 AM

A miter tote to die for …. just sayin’

Nice one and I like the humor.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

View redryder's profile

redryder

2235 posts in 1854 days


#3 posted 08-28-2012 05:19 AM

If you showed up at my shop toting a “tool coffin”, I think I would stand back and let you have the floor.

Well done…....................

-- mike...............

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 1665 days


#4 posted 08-28-2012 05:51 AM

Looking Good Rance! Looking good!
I happen to have a fondness for coffins!
Well and the Macabre! I like Guitar cases made and coffins and such!
Keep up the good work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

15506 posts in 1090 days


#5 posted 08-28-2012 07:42 AM

Good job.

I have seen pistol cases shaped like coffins. Not sure that’s a good idea, but this one is great.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

12383 posts in 1858 days


#6 posted 08-28-2012 12:07 PM

Great storage box, Rance. Paul beat me to the line I was going to use!!
That is sweet. Abby would love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4894 posts in 1044 days


#7 posted 08-28-2012 12:30 PM

Great ideas. The “coffin” is very nicely done, but the handle and hex key holder are something I could use. Well done and thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4894 posts in 1044 days


#8 posted 08-28-2012 12:30 PM

Great ideas. The “coffin” is very nicely done, but the handle and hex key holder are something I could use. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Apologies for this double post—all I can say is I wish I knew how to use this damn iPad.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View jbswearingen's profile

jbswearingen

88 posts in 912 days


#9 posted 08-28-2012 04:10 PM

Whoa!

So, uh, do you mind if I steal your idea for my Incra gauge?

-- Semper fi, Brad

View lumberjoe's profile

lumberjoe

2847 posts in 1000 days


#10 posted 08-28-2012 04:43 PM

I thought for a minute your incra miter gauge went to tool heaven

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

View rance's profile

rance

4148 posts in 1913 days


#11 posted 08-28-2012 06:48 PM

“To Die For”, “Tool Heaven”, those are funny. I like to add a little funny to my projects and my woodworking. Thanks guys.

Brad, go ahead, that’s one of the reasons I post things like this. Oh, and also to keep Rod in check.

Oh, the handle has a CA finish. Another point to note would be when lightening a box like this, alternating solid wood and thin plywood works well. Ya just can’t join corners like this with just the thin plywood alone. For less weight, make the shorter sides from the solid wood.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

View MonteCristo's profile

MonteCristo

2098 posts in 941 days


#12 posted 08-29-2012 02:42 AM

Nice tote ! Maybe it could be reconfigured inside for the descrete hitman who likes to look after his equipment. Given the coffin shape, there could be repeat sales here . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11686 posts in 2440 days


#13 posted 08-29-2012 03:01 AM

A lot of good ideas in your project. Thanks for posting it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

3376 posts in 1419 days


#14 posted 08-29-2012 04:07 AM

I thought you where showing us an early Halloween prop .
Yes that does get attention anywhere.

-- Kiefer 松

View Woodbutcher3's profile

Woodbutcher3

364 posts in 1639 days


#15 posted 08-29-2012 09:28 AM

I miter known you’d put this one up. Another fun project well executed and laid to rest.

Now git all the other great stuff up here for the folks to see!

You’re hiddin’ that creativity and talent under a basket!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase