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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #10: Analysis paralysis

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Blog entry by Tony Ennis posted 08-09-2017 01:44 AM 313 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since the box and trays are done except for final sanding and finishing, it’s time to focus on adding dividers to the trays.

I spent a lot of time trying to arrange tools to fit efficiently in the trays. After much knee-bent running about, I decided to use solid wood for the dividers. I resawed them from 2×4s then planed them, um, “toolbox-smooth”. I didn’t want the various dividers to just get glued to the tray bottom and other butt up against its neighbors, so I cut matching notches so the pieces would be self-supporting.

The dividers. Note the fancy-pants scalloped dividers. This is because they are butting up against the side where the handles are and were interfering.

Assembled.

And sitting in the box,... the same serving suggestion, but a little more real. Now you can see why I scalloped the dividers. I’ll probably glue the dividers in tomorrow. Note the heavy blocks in the upper left. Those are 2×4 pieces cut full height (1.5”) so the business ends of the chisels are never exposed. I still need to shape the blocks and otherwise remove those corners.

I could probably finish the box in a few hours if I could do it all at once. Unfortunately I am a busy boy and can only get in bits of time here and there.

-- Tony



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