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Project by DaddyZ posted 08-08-2013 03:57 PM 2443 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We go camping every so often, & cooking utensils for the Trip have grown over the years.
I have been picking up Different Styles of ‘tools’ for years at Auctions, garage sales, estate sales, etc
I decided to house all the Different Types of Cooking utensils I could in 1 package.

Approx 12” x 18” x 13” High. Made out of Recycled Oak & Ash? Crating/Pallets

Hope you like….

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 03:58 PM

Very nice, Pat!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 03:59 PM

Definitely like :)

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 04:16 PM

I really like the lid. That is a speedy solution for sure. Did you use anything to reinforce it or do you think the glue will hold up?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 04:56 PM

RG ^

I think the glue should be fine, If I start to notice some looseness, I will pop Dowels in the In The Joints also, Already on my mind.

Between the Individual Boards there is already dowels to help strengthen that joint.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 05:31 PM

I built something similar for my boat a couple of years ago but yours is more elegant.

Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 05:35 PM


-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 05:58 PM

Fancy utensil chest and good idea to keep things in place. Now build yourself a matching cooler.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#8 posted 08-08-2013 06:26 PM

Let me know. If it holds up well, I am going to have to use that as a light duty joint for the application.

If you do need to reinforce, the dowel would do it, but given how little meat you have, consider a brass pin instead…you would have more relish that way. Just my random musings.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#9 posted 08-08-2013 07:27 PM

Looks good Pat. Organization is always a plus.

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#10 posted 08-09-2013 01:11 AM

Great utensils chest, well made and looks very nice…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#11 posted 08-09-2013 03:51 AM

Stellar job on the camping chest…....I built one years ago, but it was a “grub box” that we took to the mountains of Colorado….It was doing fine, until a bear decided to try to open it to get to cookies, snacks, etc. I forgot to move it inside the tent, and he completely destroyed it…...All we coul;d do was watch till he left…....I know where to get more wood , if I need to, but never built another one….Now I’m too old to camp…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#12 posted 08-09-2013 02:12 PM

love it!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 08-09-2013 03:25 PM

This is a very nice project as well as being a practical one. Nice work.

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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#14 posted 08-09-2013 10:53 PM

Ok, is the wine storage underneath?? Jus kiddin. Nice build. Looks like some good pic-a-nick-in comin up

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 08-09-2013 11:02 PM

Good work Pat

-- Custom furniture

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