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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 254 days ago 1205 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project with the intention of using wood that was rehab’ed after we demolished our decades old western red cedar deck. Box sides and the handle were made from that material but I wanted more durability from the other parts so the uprights are from ash, dividers and tray are cherry with Baltic birch bottoms. Homemade edge banding in maple and walnut.

Finish is Minwax semi-gloss poly cut to 60% with VM&P Naphtha, over homebrew Danish Oil (One third BLO, One third P&L 38 Alkyd varnish, one third Mineral Spirits) all ragged on. Handle was finished with rattle-lacquer between centers (Valspar spray Acrylic because it was sitting around the garage with just a corner left).

My charge helped me screw on the sides by beeswaxing the screw threads before tightening them up. I dated/dedicated the bottom with a Sharpie. I hope it lasts a lifetime, and I will fill it with tools that span the family woodworkers back to his Great-grandfather as he ages and needs them.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 254 days ago

Beautiful! Very well done!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Karson

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#2 posted 254 days ago

Douglas; A great project and a great helper and for future projects together.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 254 days ago

That’s great Douglas ,it’s so fun to build things for the grand kids.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Doe

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#4 posted 254 days ago

Very nice! I’m sure the craftsmanship will be admired for many years to come.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 254 days ago

awesome tote, bet he loves it!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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kiefer

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#6 posted 254 days ago

Very nice
A piece of history in the making !

-- Kiefer 松

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 254 days ago

beautiful work. The edge banding adds a real classy touch to what I’m sure will be a cherished tool tote as your grandson uses it over the years.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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exit116

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#8 posted 254 days ago

this is great, I loved that you used wood from your house, I have a few things made from my grand dad’s house and I will cherish forever as well as your grandchild will. thanks for posting.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 254 days ago

A very nice tote Douglas The turned handle and inlay on the box section and the over all build shows excellent craftsmanship…Great job.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 254 days ago

That’s really great Douglas.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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grizzman

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#11 posted 254 days ago

a very nice project, and worthy of its new owner, great job douglas..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 254 days ago

Superb workmanship Douglas.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 254 days ago

Great new family Heirloom you’ve created Douglas. My 4 year old Grandson is showing interest in my shop – I’m hoping that when he gets older he will still have some interest.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Roger

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#14 posted 254 days ago

A gr8 project. I know one little guy who’s gonna like it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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dpow

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#15 posted 254 days ago

Nice job, Grandpa. A special project that may help carry on a family tradition. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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