ceder toolbox

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Project by jjempson posted 01-11-2013 03:54 PM 2096 views 23 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 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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#1 posted 01-11-2013 04:17 PM

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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#2 posted 01-11-2013 04:39 PM

Very cool design ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 04:49 PM

Like the box. Good thought.

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

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#4 posted 01-11-2013 05:01 PM

Nice job. Very original and practice.

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

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 07:36 PM

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

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#6 posted 01-11-2013 09:31 PM

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

-- "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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#7 posted 01-11-2013 10:28 PM

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

-- jjempson

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#8 posted 01-11-2013 11:58 PM

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

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

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 12:07 AM

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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#10 posted 01-12-2013 03:37 AM

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

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#11 posted 01-12-2013 06:54 AM


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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#12 posted 01-12-2013 11:19 AM

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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#13 posted 01-12-2013 12:51 PM

please copy and enjoy making…

-- jjempson

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#14 posted 01-12-2013 01:12 PM

Very nice!! Great design – well done.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#15 posted 01-12-2013 02:51 PM

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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