|Project by Matt in Franklin||posted 02-16-2014 01:17 PM||3212 views||22 times favorited||12 comments|
Over the last couple days, in an attempt to use up the growing pile of scrap and cutoffs in my garage workshop, I decided to make a few shop tools.
This Kreg Jig organizer is my second of such projects. I call it franken-box because it is made up of so many different plywood cutoffs. The dimensions of the “box” are 20” wide by 12” deep by 5” high. The inside storage area is 2.5” high. The base and the lid are made out of 3/4” oak ply, the platform on either side of the Kreg jig are made of 1/2” sand ply and 1/2” oak ply laminated together and screwed to the lid from underneath for a nice flat reference surface. The dividers inside are 1/2” ply. The base has “wings” that are 2” for clamping to the bench. I also drilled a 1/2” hole in one wing so that I could hang it when not in use, although when this thing is loaded down with parts and screws it is pretty heavy (maybe 15-20 lbs). Ironically I didn’t use pocket hole joinery (I used glue and brad nails).
I think I’ll give the surfaces a quick wipe of poly for a little protection and call it complete.
Also, my only expense was that I spent $6 on a couple hinges and latches.