Well here it is, the “Chainsaw Box” nearly completed. It’s rock solid and lightweight! The maple cross members and interlocking design are the keys to its strength. It’s lightweight enough for me to carry by the handles fully loaded! No wheels needed.
The finished project turned out failry close to the sketchup plan (see #1 in this blog series). IMO, doing the planning up front in Sketchup resulted in a better made project. Its stronger, looks better, and wasted far less material in the process. Most importantly I have no regrets about “how I should have done it”.
Velcro was used for the saw hold downs. A small maple base surround places ammo box with accessories. Still need a strap to hold it securely in place.
Need to rethink chainsaw, oil, extra chain bar, etc. hold downs. I’d like to be able to turn the box upside down and have everything stay in place! Finish…none yet. Question: paint or poly?
As info: All hardware (except hinges) was purchased used from a co-worker was 5.00. Luan cost: 9.00 from the BORG, rest of wood and hinges was scrap.
I estimate that total build time = 10 – 12 hours. Yes, thats a tad slow, but was trying to prove a point to myself.
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