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Thought I would have go at making a Tool Box type thing.

Started with a sheet of Birch faced ply, cut to size with Makita Track saw.

Used a Trend dovetail jig for the joints.

Fixed the lid using Dominos.

Track saw again to cut the lid off.

Trim is a bit of Sapele which was lying around.

Now need Lock, handles and a couple of trays to fit inside.
 

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sweet...
 
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Yebbut , won't actually use it for tools ! Turned out too nice.



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Amazing how some things turn out in the end.

Not to shabby for a "Tool box type thing"...nicely done..
 

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Very nice...now you have to get more tools to fill it...

Here's how you do it:
1. measure the inside area
2. shop for tools by obtaining their dimensions
3. arrange the tools to buy by the combination that comes closest to the area of the "tool box kinda thing"
4. buy said combination of tools
5. place tools on spare shelf for subsequent use (assemble as required so as to be better prepared)
6. stain and seal box according to specifications requested by recipient of box (granddaughter, etc...)
7. give finished box to said recipient
8. ...repeat...
 
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Very nice...now you have to get more tools to fill it...

Here's how you do it:
consult one of the OCD'ers in the OCD thread...
 

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Very well done, Roger. Handles and lock will make this chest anything you want it to be!
 

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Nice use of materials and joint methods. Craftsman-like work.

A few questions that inquiring minds pose:

--How is the bottom attached?

--Dimensions?
 

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Thanks Ray for your comments and interest.

The bottom is glued and screwed to battens which are in turn glued and screwed to the carcass.

Sizewise I tried to get two identical chests from one sheet of ply - almost made it , but had to find another bit for the bottom of chest No 2. Also had to pick the best ply faces etc.

So about 32" x 16" , depth was the max. joint capacity for the Trend Jig , about 12"


Rog
 
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So that's the lock and the handles fitted.

The outside has had four coats of satin finish varnish.

Trays complete, one with "secret " drawer.

Really enjoyed making these.

Plan on a set of campaign furniture next -ex uno plures !


Rog
 

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