Lately I’ve scratched my head and wondered why I didn’t do things a different way. Come to learn its because I did not plan it out beforehand. Tired of wasting wood and redoing projects so I’m committed to planning things out basically with Sketchup before putting blade to wood!
Here are the basic shots of a box I need for my favorite chainsaw -a modified Echo CS-400 with an 18” blade. Its a screeamer and just goes and goes. I dispise the plastic boxes sold commercially so its time for a proper enclosure.
Requirements: Strong, lightweight, looks decent, fully protects chainsaw, enough room for oil, tools, small gas SS container, extra bar, etc…
Going to try frame and panel oak ends for strength, 1/8” thin ply sides for lightness, and maple 33” inside stretchers. Haven’t decided on the top yet. Can’t decide if a 2 hinged top that meets in the middle or one big door is best. Thoughts?
I think it will be interesting to see how it turns out compared with the Sketchup plans drawn. And how much wood I waste vs. previous simple projects.
Comments as always are appreciated.