Sycamore and pine toolbox

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Project by guitchess posted 04-07-2013 02:42 AM 1540 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple little toolbox that is made from sycamore and pine. A coworker has his own sawmill and he had these on the jobsite the other day and was going to trash them so he offered them to me. Since I have never worked with sycamore, I said heck yeah. They were in the rough and too small after milling to do much with, at least since I didn’t know if I would even like it. After the first coat of finish, I was sold, worm holes and all.

I may post some images later of some inserts/tool caddies that will fill it in.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 02:45 AM

Simple and nice looking build

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

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 11:53 AM

Yip, that’ll work. Nice job.

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

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 12:53 PM

very nice toolbox,i built two toolboxes yesterday not as nice as this one,but they were a fun build.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 02:16 PM

I love the simplicity of it and it looks great.

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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#5 posted 04-08-2013 01:34 AM

Very sharp looking tool box, has an old world feel to it ! I see one small potential design flaw, with wood movement and to very different species, cross grain orientation can be an issue down the road. If the pine box is simply screwed to the side supports,( If You didn’t already) it might help if You egged out your mounting holes to allow for that potential movement, just a thought. With that said ,It is still a great little project. Thanks for sharing !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 01:52 PM

That’s neat, like the wood colors and the joinery as well as the wormholes. Well done!

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