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papadan

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04-16-2017 08:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tip walnut maple blade plane milling carving finishing joining sanding traditional

In 1981 I was off work for a few months because of knee surgery I couldn’t do too much but I managed to do just a “small” amount of woodworking. I built myself a tool box for my “little” tool set. Well that box has seen better days, the handle broke off and the hinge is cracked, 36 years of service is enough and I have retired my first tool box and built a new one. The new box is grain matched Walnut with solid brass hardware, and a Birdseye Maple drawer box. This is the first hand tool build I have done in probably 30 years. I think it came out pretty good and I might add it to my projects page. Here’s the new box.

Here is what’s left of my old tool box!

Did I forget to mention the original box is made of Balsa wood and both boxes are 2” long by 1 1/8th ” deep.


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diverlloyd

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#1 posted 04-16-2017 09:02 PM

Well it is as old as I am and in better shape.

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papadan

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#2 posted 04-16-2017 09:05 PM

Well Lloyd, if you dive in the Ohio I can understand that! ;-)

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#3 posted 04-16-2017 10:00 PM

Nice “little” project, Dan!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-16-2017 11:25 PM

No sir Dan I did strickley off shore saturation work. I wouldn’t get in the Ohio in our area for anything.

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papadan

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#5 posted 04-17-2017 02:06 AM



No sir Dan I did strickley off shore saturation work. I wouldn t get in the Ohio in our area for anything.

- diverlloyd


I heard that!

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#6 posted 04-17-2017 02:21 AM

I’d like to see the chisel you used to cut the dovetails on that drawer!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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papadan

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#7 posted 04-17-2017 02:24 AM

Tungoil, my chisel was a broken off tip of a razor blade. LOL

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#8 posted 04-17-2017 03:20 AM

I’m disappointed Dan, I thought for sure you had used one of these Veritas miniature chisels-

http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=70138&cat=1,41182

Actually, the whole set would have been handy for that project, along with a tiny workbench! LOL

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#9 posted 04-17-2017 03:40 AM

Thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 04-17-2017 04:26 AM

Cool project with good back story.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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papadan

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#11 posted 04-17-2017 04:46 AM

Tungoil, those are cool tools, just a little pricey. I did use a hand plane because my thinnest walnut was 1/8”. The plane I used is an Exacto brand. LOL Thanks Norm and Woodbutcher.

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#12 posted 04-17-2017 12:31 PM

Very cool papadan. You should make progressively larger sizes and put them inside each other. Like those Russian nesting dolls for men ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 04-17-2017 03:17 PM

I would have to put on a magnifying headset and use my lighted magnifier as well to do that. That just hurts my eyes to look at it. Very cute, Dan.

Kinda dainty for a brute like you, eh?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 04-17-2017 04:41 PM

very cool project Dan … nicely done !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#15 posted 04-17-2017 04:50 PM



Very cool papadan. You should make progressively larger sizes and put them inside each other. Like those Russian nesting dolls for men ;-P

- HokieKen


Now that’s an idea Kenny!

I would have to put on a magnifying headset and use my lighted magnifier as well to do that. That just hurts my eyes to look at it. Very cute, Dan.

Kinda dainty for a brute like you, eh?

- Jim Bertelson


My brute days are long over Jim, where are those projects you were going to post?

very cool project Dan … nicely done !!!

- steliart


Thanks Stelios, just a fun little time killer. LOL

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