Patrol Box

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Project by BoerneDude posted 01-23-2013 07:36 PM 7101 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked if I could build a patrol box for their son’s scout troop. I browsed the web for ideas before designing my own. It is made out of 1×6 whitewood with some red oak accents added. Removable legs double as handles so that 4 scouts can share the load.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 07:43 PM

I like this ,a cool design and good build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 08:07 PM

Wow, I completely forgot about patrol boxes until I saw your post. We always painted our patrol mascot on the front. Looks good.

-- If my socks didn't have holes in them, how would I get them on?

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 09:41 PM

Holy cow I hadn’t thought about a Patrol Box in Years! Very cool!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 10:43 PM

I had to search a patrol box. That is a cool thing. Nice job on yours.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 01:23 AM

Great job

-- Norman

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 06:39 AM

great job. do you receive a badge for completing good deed?

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 12:46 PM

I’ve been trying to get my boys troop to switch to patrol boxes rather than shelves that are “slightly organized” in the troop trailer. It would make everything much more organized and easier to keep an inventory of items.
I like your design with the double “fronts”. More boys can be involved in the meal prep that way and nothing gets buried in the back since there isn’t one.
Great job.
That’s fantastic that you would do that for a friend and their troop!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 12:50 PM

Very nice box. That will really get things organized out in the field.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 02:15 PM

Good job.
Man does that bring back memories. (my back is a little sore remembering dragging these things out of the church basement for camping trips).

However, part of me is trying to picture a bunch of squeakers (11 yr olds) trying to lift the loaded box on its legs and chuckling a little.

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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#10 posted 01-24-2013 02:51 PM

Thanks everyone. This was a fun project but I have to admit I had know idea what a patrol box was when I was asked to build it. Most things that I build are for family or friends. Each new project usually originates with one or two questions. “Do you know how to build X?” or “Do you think you could make Y?” I think they have caught on to the fact that it is hard for me to resist the challenge to see if I can do it.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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#11 posted 01-24-2013 03:02 PM

Fantastic build on the patrol box, brings back good memories and wish we had like this before.


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#12 posted 01-24-2013 04:00 PM

Looks good. I built one of these last year and you don’t fully appreciate the work you can put into a “box” until you’ve done one. Hope you guys get a lot of use out of it.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#13 posted 01-24-2013 05:39 PM

Nice job. More pics once the boys are done decorating!!

At least that’s the tradition I’m familiar with. A dad makes the box, the boys stock it, maintain it, and decorate it!

-- - Terry

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#14 posted 01-25-2013 05:06 AM

How high do you lift that sucker to get the legs out from under?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#15 posted 01-25-2013 01:20 PM

whitewulf, the legs slide in approximately 5”. I think it is easier to use a tilting action more than a lifting one. I could add or remove legs by myself while empty but i am sure it will take some help when fully loaded.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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