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This is the toolbox we make in the first year of woodworking apprenticeship here in Switzerland. I am proud to still have it. It has been a great companion for the past decade or so. It has been my seat on lunchbreaks when there was no place to sit, held open doors when making deliveries and was my step stool when I couldn’t reach. A real treasure chest . Some say that a woodworkers toolbox is their business card, I like the idea, but have yet to come across a client that has noticed… Recently the box received a sand job and a few new coats of varnish. I plan on using it for many more years to come.





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murch

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#1 posted 497 days ago

Sturdy and reliable. You’ll have no problem getting years more out of it.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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DouginVa

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#2 posted 497 days ago

Nice. I’d like to see more pics though.

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

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 497 days ago

looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 497 days ago

Nice box .well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 497 days ago

Sounds like you built it well and used it as it was meant to be used, the fact that you have clients and are
continuing to use this box indicates that you are making a living at it, whether they notice the tool box or not.
Thank you for sharing. A few dimensions would be nice though.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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ElliottH

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#6 posted 496 days ago

Thanks for commenting all, I’ll check the dimensions on monday when I’m at work, might try to take a better pic, the phone makes fuzzy ones…

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 496 days ago

It looks like a great tool chest. I know you must have fond memories of building it. Hang on to it even if you outgrow it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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