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New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Currently my tools live in a bottom drawer in teh saloon. I have been meaning to make a toolbox that will sit under the companionway steps and free the drawer up. The Corona Virus has made the time available. Have you made anthing for the boat during the lock down?

From an old sheet of ply: -

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Recessed butt joints cut with router

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Glued Up Box
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Lid Sperated From Box WIth Table Saw
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The Finished Tool Box With Inner Tray
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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby claymore » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:48 pm

No
But the level in your first image doesn't look square to me.....
and will it fit - it looks awfy large.
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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:29 pm

claymore wrote:No
But the level in your first image doesn't look square to me.....
and will it fit - it looks awfy large.


The level is weird because the camera lens is wide angle. The set square on the bench, is an engineers square, manufactured to be accurate and that was used to get the cut line that the level is parallel to; it was really being used as a fence for the jig saw to get the first rough cuts.

I think it may be too tall as I forgot about the consumer unit that sits on the bulkhead behind the companion way steps, the space that the box is supposed sit in. Easily fixed, I can just run it through the bench saw and cut each side down and fit a new base if it is.

LadyOldBoots said much the same thing as well, and stated it will be too heavy to lift. We shall see. I did size it to get all the tools in, mechanical and electrical, as well as boxes of spare parts.
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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby Aja » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:01 pm

I'm with LadyOldBoots. Mind yer back.

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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby claymore » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:35 pm

Mebbes screw a couple of shelves tae the front and it could become companionway steps.

Are you taking commissions? - Dear Heart is after a summer room for the garden....
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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:45 am

Well, ya bunch of critical cantankerous complainers, I fitted my 'tool box from gash wood' sans grief. It is not too heavy, snuggly fits behind the companionway steps and now holds all the tools, including the lecy tool box freeing up a drawer below the chart table. While it can't replace the companionways steps, it can be used as a nice stool at the end of the saloon table.

I don't why I bother trying to help keep this place going, it's just grief. Anyway, for those remotely inclined to complain some more, the pictures. I just need to make a retention strap as having it flying about in rough weather would not be healthy.

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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby wully » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:45 pm

Sir need mair tools...

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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby claymore » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:07 am

What a wonderful construction - fine example of joinery. Nicely cut and the corners are exceptionally well measured and clearly the designer worked closely with the construction team to produce this magnificent tool box.
A credit to all concerned.

If - and its only a little if - IF I could offer a word of constructive criticism? I'm just amazed that anyone would choose to fill, what could clearly and happily find space in any demonstration of the works of such cabinet makers as Chippendale, Gillow et al - with such a sparse and manky array of 'tools'.

I wonder if we should set up a crowd-funding initiative to secure a more appropriate and certainly cleaner and more gleamier set
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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:28 am

I don't do gleamier and rather like manky, it suits my outlook on life. At the bottom of the box there is a new, self contained socket and spanner set.

There are enough tools on my boat, thank you very much.

The next project is a whisky glass drawer, made from the finest offcuts of teak faced ply although another box for fastenings and manky old bits and bobs is required to free up a cupboard that would be better used for bottle storage.
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Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Postby Telo » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:50 pm

Impressed!


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