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Project by jjempson posted 588 days ago 2019 views 22 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here we have a small tool box for a friend who works in IT….and he is always fixing stuff for other people…so he has a selection of small tools but when i saw the plastic box he kept things in i was shocked…terrified in fact…almost insulted….this could not do….
so the challenge began….first i sourced a design…check…. then i sourced the timber…check
the biggest challenge i had was the fact that ceder is so soft…you could sneeze and dent it..is that i had a small issue of the timber crumbling even with a very sharp and polished chisel …i used ash for the runners and sanded from 80 to 240 then a few coats of bees wax….
i thank you..

-- jjempson





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 588 days ago

I am Always Moving tools around in my shop, It would be easier to just move a tool box.

Nice looking I like the slide in box.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 588 days ago

Very cool design ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 588 days ago

Like the box. Good thought.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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GerardoArg1

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#4 posted 588 days ago

Nice job. Very original and practice.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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ChesapeakeBob

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#5 posted 588 days ago

I am a tool box junky. I love your design! Thanks.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Surfside

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#6 posted 588 days ago

Your design is unique. Good thinking! Your tools will now be organized.

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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jjempson

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#7 posted 588 days ago

thank you for your kind comments…
i now have to many tools and tool boxes…

-- jjempson

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 588 days ago

I also like the slide-in box. Very cool design

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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DouginVa

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#9 posted 588 days ago

Does the removeable tray slide in to the dado then drop down in to the notch? To lock it/hold it in place? Neat idea.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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doordude

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#10 posted 588 days ago

i really like your box design.i also like the fact it is different than most and functional

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jjempson

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#11 posted 588 days ago

DouginVa

indeed it does..i recommend you make sure the runners are rounded and smooth with a good lump of wax applied..also the ends are sanded to a fie grade…you need to be carfull…to tight and it wont be a joy to remove…to loose it could twist lock into place and you have the annoying wiggle technique to master…

-- jjempson

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ptofimpact

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#12 posted 588 days ago

Wonderful work, and a Carry all anyone would be proud to own…I would carry it around to show it off, thanks for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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jjempson

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#13 posted 587 days ago

please copy and enjoy making…

-- jjempson

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workerinwood

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#14 posted 587 days ago

Very nice!! Great design – well done.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Randy_ATX

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#15 posted 587 days ago

I like this a lot. Thanks for the idea. I’ll bet with it being cedar it has a great smell too!
Nice work.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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