Machinist Tool Box

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Project by RICOCO posted 07-16-2013 07:00 PM 5912 views 15 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just my second post, hope you like it.

I made this machinist tool box after seeing Gerstner and Sons boxes on ebay. Solid Oak. Arch raised panels. 270˚ hinges and lid lock from from Lee Valley. Felt for the drawers and upper tray. Aluminum pulls are my own creation. Clear satin water based poly finish.

-- Paul

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 07:39 PM

Really nice storage! No oily tools in here, I hope.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 07:49 PM

Extremely well made! Great job and great looks! Outstanding post.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 07-16-2013 07:59 PM

WOW is that a nice tool box! I love it. I could never afford a good wood one nor could I make one back when I needed it. You did a real fine job build that box. Use it and show it with pride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, you need that diamond shaped mirror in it like a Gerstner

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-16-2013 08:03 PM

very nice

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#6 posted 07-16-2013 08:54 PM

Well, you’ve built yourself a real nice tool box and I’m sure that you will cherish it for the rest of your life because it should serve you well. Congratulations.

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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#7 posted 07-16-2013 08:56 PM

First class job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 07-16-2013 09:22 PM

It is beautiful, more for jewelry rather than for tools. (not that the tools do not deserve it…)

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#9 posted 07-16-2013 10:53 PM

WOW!! just say WOW I feel is understating the craftsmanship that went into producing an exquisite piece of cabinetry, what an amazing job you have done there, it is just too beautiful to use on a workshop, more a display piece… great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 07-17-2013 12:21 AM

Now that is one super nice tool box. Wow indeed. I would be really surprised if your wife don’t take it for a jewelry box.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 07-17-2013 12:49 AM

Most excellent! Come join the discussion in the Dream Tool Box thread.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#12 posted 07-17-2013 12:57 AM

One heckuva second post. Amazingly well done!

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#13 posted 07-17-2013 01:26 AM

I own a couple of Gerstners that never looked that nice. Good job and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#14 posted 07-17-2013 09:22 AM

A real beauty, Will last a life time….. Great job….

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#15 posted 07-17-2013 10:34 AM

nice work

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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