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a1Jim

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554 days ago

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Hi folks
I teach a adult woodworking class for our local community collage.we use a local high school wood shop to teach out of and have I’ve been doing so for about 8 years and for the same amount of time I’ve been bringing most of what the school does not have in a cardboard box and taking it to the class(I also take my contracting work truck for extra tools I need,but I don’t carry my wood shop tools in my truck. To make a long story a little shorter,I finally decided to make portable tool box instead always carrying around a card board box that I load and unload every week. I thought it would be easy to make up my mind what design I want but the more I look at stuff on line or on LJs the more I get confused.
In my design quest I’ve gone from a very basic design like a 5 board tool box and a handle to a studely type tool box. I ‘ve made up my mind that I don’t want to go that simple as the 5 board box or nor do I want to go as complicated as anything near a studley tool box. So this leaves me some where in the middle.
I like elements of several boxes (shown below )but there are to many options for one box and I don’t do” sketch up” ,so I thought I would through it out to all of our great members and see what you guys come up with. Since I’m mostly carrying measuring tools ,chisels,a carvers mallet etc(no power or battery operated tools) it doesn’t need to be super big maybe 20” long by no more than 12” wide and 6”-16” tall depending on the design. I look forward to your suggests.

Thanks for your help

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture


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LeChuck

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#1 posted 554 days ago

Well, at least throw out the sewing box, unless you want to wear a cute little dress too :)

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 554 days ago

Remember I said I liked elements of the above boxes. We already have a member that did the dress bit.I’m sure he has nicer legs than me LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#3 posted 554 days ago

I like the briefcase looking toolbox. Bitness man, takin care o bitness

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 554 days ago

Since I’m mostly carrying measuring tools ,chisels,a carvers mallet etc(no power or battery operated tools) it doesn’t need to be super big maybe 20” long by no more than 12” wide and 6”-16” tall depending on the design

a1Jim – Reading what your needs are, looks like the suitcase design would work….

“Bitness man, takin care o bitness”....lol

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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LeChuck

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#5 posted 554 days ago

The suitcase sure has a lot of wow factor.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 554 days ago

Jim, try a couple of these. They can be modified with smaller sliding containers inside.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 554 days ago

well the last time i looked, my legs were looking pretty buff….but i would not know about any kind of dress, what kind of nut would do that…...but i really favor the brief case one, your starting to get some age on ya there Jim…lol…you need something like the brief case…it really is cool…and i think you could design it to hold everything you need….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#8 posted 554 days ago

boxguy, really cool toolbox, the down side is basically everything is always mixed together and smaller items are harder to find under chisels, saws and what not, also dangerous to dig if you keep things sharpish.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 554 days ago

I like the brief case one too ,I also like the one I just added.
Those are nice Boxguy but like TCC, I would be concerned about my nicer tool banging togehter.
Grizz I don’t think I mentioned any one’s name with the dress deal ..but I could LOL .asfar as starting to get some age on me ,been there already done that.:))

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Jorge G.

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#10 posted 554 days ago

I like the first one, with some modifications it could be a perfect tool box. In fact I am going to steal the pic so that I can make one for me.. :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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grizzman

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#11 posted 554 days ago

jim i think you need to just let your alzhimers keep going and keep on forgetting that name….i do know where you live…lol….and i dont think you want a flea box to be put near your shop…lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 554 days ago

Kind of interesting isn’t it Jorge .It was designed by a guy named Wowhaus here’s a link to go with the photo.

http://news.leopon.co.kr/meta/64368

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jorge G.

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#13 posted 554 days ago

BTW I agree with TCC, as I made one like this many years ago, back when I had no experience and thought this was a good box. It is not made to carry tools that rely on sharp edges to work.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 554 days ago

No No No Grizz I won’t tell,please anything but fleas LOL

I saw that design in my search Jorge but had the same concern even though it was a very cool design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 554 days ago

Jim, sounds like a great project. I kind of like the brown 2 drawer 3rd from the last pic. In fact that may be something that I will look into building for using at craft shows. I need something to carry my pen gear and designed right it just may do the trick.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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