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Forum topic by Kevin posted 04-27-2012 09:07 PM 1050 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2012 09:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: toolbox toolbox plans looking for box plans question resource arts and crafts victorian shaker traditional

Im looking for plans for toolbox that I want to build for my daughter as she moves into her own place. Since it is small, I was thinking of a box that would be appropriate to display as a decoration on a shelf or mantle, but actually have all the hand tools a you woman on her own in her first place would need.

I was looking at Spiceboxes, jewelery boxes, etc., as things I could adapt, but no luck. Any ideas????

Please help. Thanks.

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 09:53 PM

Don’t know much about displaying it, but I know several lady handy person type people who like the functionality of a “Gate Mouth Bag”.

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 09:56 PM

If you are looking for inspiration for the piece, here is a beautiful one made by David (patron).

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 11:49 PM

Current issue of Woodsmith has a small toolbox (about 24” W x 12” D x 10.5” H). You could scale that down and choose nice wood(s).

I think it would turn out quite “handsome”.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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