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Project by Chris Wright posted 645 days ago 1569 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I built another case to replace the ugly plastic one that a tool came in. This one for my Combo Square set that I’ve had for a few years. The original blow molded thing was always ugly and cumbersome. The one I built is smaller and pretty (if I do say so myself). It’s made from maple and walnut. I made the box a quarter inch to short for the ruler to fit so I had to cut some recesses on the sides so it would fit, two turn keys hold it in place on the lid and the other parts are held in place when the lid is shut. Finished with tung oil, all that is left to do is the closing mechanism, I’m thinking a few rare earth magnets.

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Ken90712

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#1 posted 645 days ago

Now that says class!!! Great job…. Shows a craftsman own those tools.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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vakman

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#2 posted 645 days ago

Excellent! Any project that eliminated plastic from the shop is a worthy one.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 645 days ago

Great job! Your tool box is impressive. Where was the ruler when you needed it? LOL

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 645 days ago

Outstanding! You’ve given me the inspiration to do the same to my comb square it is still in the original cardboard box.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 645 days ago

your tools deffently get very good appartments one by one to stay in :-)
thanks for inspiring us

Dennis

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thebigvise

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#6 posted 645 days ago

This is a beautiful illustration of the “journey” of woodworking. If we were in this to earn a living, we wouldn’t have the luxury of spending a whole weekend on a box for our combo square. Your work encourages me not to feel guilty that my shop furniture is more finely made than the furniture in my home.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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Gshepherd

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#7 posted 645 days ago

Beautifully Done….. Love the new home for some great lookin tools…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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crashn

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#8 posted 645 days ago

at first i said, he cut the box too short. But then I liked the way you recovered, almost like it was meant to be. the ruler is held in place without additional side support, brilliant!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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mloy365

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#9 posted 644 days ago

Now that is a nice upgrade for those tools.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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jumbojack

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#10 posted 644 days ago

That is a very nice box. I think I would go nuts, having to open a box and put together my square every day. I have three of them, not including the plastic drafting squares.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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CueballRosendaul

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#11 posted 628 days ago

I agree with Paul, but also Jack. I have many things in my shop built and finished and more organized than home and office, but I too need to keep a square assembled. Mine is a $9 special however. If/when I get a grown up Tri-square I’ll have to take better care of it.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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