|Forum topic by ki7hy||posted 06-28-2016 07:03 PM||692 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
06-28-2016 07:03 PM
I was curious on people’s thoughts/experience on this kind of an idea. My folks have a place up north a couple hours away from me and we go there fairly often to hang out and relax. The problem with this is, I lose shop time doing this and that really bothers me. I would rather have relaxing woodworking time in my garage shop than go up north to “relax”. So….I was searching for an easily mobile tool chest idea I could take that would store clamps and all necessary tools to get some things done and relax a bit. I can build small projects while I’m up north which would keep me working and everyone will be happy. I figured I could rough dimension the lumber before leaving so I don’t have to worry much about that, take the minimum, maybe three hand planes, a coping saw, DT saw, Ryobi (broken down if need be), brace, bits, chisels in a roll, plus a few other things I’ll need of course. Overall, I figured I could get this to a manageable size. Plus their place is in the forest so I could do some out door woodworking, or even do some work by the creek that runs along their house. In AZ that sounds like a nice treat.
To top it off I would want the chest to have a shooting board. I was thinking of doing a pull out on the bottom but then I found a video that seems like a good option with a moxon vice. I think this guys box could be a bit better on inside design and storage but overall it’s fairly nice.
Anyone build anything like this? I am not going to sign up for the school thing to build it, I can make the plans and build it but more to what I need. I’m looking for design improvement ideas or if everyone thinks it’s even a good idea. Seems good right now but I can’t think of everything.