Cordless drill and driver tool Box

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Project by TDSpade posted 10-16-2013 06:02 AM 4952 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought an INCRA I-BOX Jig. So I grabbed some third hand plywood scraps and gave it a whirl. Wow fast and easy. So now I had the beginnings of a box. And it just of kind grew from there.

I think the plywood is walnut, lid; red oak, handle; white oak, bottom; half inch baltic birch, the inside parts are from whatever scrap was handy. I bought the foam at a fabric store.

Stained with minwax Special Walnut, allowed to dry 24 hours, minwax Ebony stain added and wiped right off. The Ebony stain only added to the outside of the box. let it dry a few days.

Finished with Zinsser clear shellac and deft gloss brushing lacquer both sprayed with hvlp.
Knocked down the high gloss with steel wool and just buffed with a dry cloth.

It is way to heavy to be practical, but I like it any way. Keeps everything in one place. So if I need to take it to my moms house or where ever do repairs I don’t have to hunt everything down.

Oh and I don’t have two extra battery packs yet. Just a little Photoshop magic to show where everything goes.

-- For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.

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#1 posted 10-16-2013 09:03 AM

That’s pretty ingenious. I can see it being real handy when you need to grab and carry. Nice work. You should do a review if the I-BOX jig.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 09:21 AM

Nice set up, looks great…. I have a tool fetish and have 5 cordless drills, Shhh don’t tell Blondie LOL …
Great way to travel and take drills on the road. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 09:42 AM

Great job. I have the I-Box also. It’s great.

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

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 10:02 AM

Very nicely done. The inside is setup very well done too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 11:46 PM

Very nicely made and very neat inside the box…excellent job

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

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#6 posted 10-17-2013 05:11 AM

Very Nice Indeed!!

”Look After Your Tools & They Will Look After You.”

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#7 posted 10-22-2013 01:46 PM

That’s a well designed tool box. Great wood choice and use of scraps. It will serve you well for many years. Great work!

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#8 posted 10-22-2013 02:32 PM

that’s a great tool box and a nice addition to your shop.

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 01-17-2014 04:06 AM

very nice!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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