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post #21 of 30 Old 12-29-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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draw it from your head I'm thinking an open box. Think like the back wood be tapered kinda like the rear of an old wood boat like a Chris craft. Large dovetails to sides meeting front and Back
A large laminated goose neck handle. Something from your mind
Unfortunately my mind needs more time before it can create realistic, workable plans. I just need more experience..And I'm no good at sketching, and still learning sketchup3d.
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Hopefully my scan is visible in this post. It's basically a rough design based on your plastic toolbox with some dimensions. 12" tall, 10" deep, 24" wide. Two removable "drawers" in the lid, similar to your plastic box, and a drop in tray that sits on a rail inside the main box. This took about 15 minutes to sketch up but gives you some ideas of how to go about building a toolbox like this.

EDIT: After previewing I can barely see the image because I had to shrink it so much. If you want a larger copy of it, PM me and I'll email it to you.
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Hopefully my scan is visible in this post. It's basically a rough design based on your plastic toolbox with some dimensions. 12" tall, 10" deep, 24" wide. Two removable "drawers" in the lid, similar to your plastic box, and a drop in tray that sits on a rail inside the main box. This took about 15 minutes to sketch up but gives you some ideas of how to go about building a toolbox like this.

EDIT: After previewing I can barely see the image because I had to shrink it so much. If you want a larger copy of it, PM me and I'll email it to you.

that one ought to work,
there was an artical a while back in "fine woodworking" magazine on a "60 minute tool box" which it was made out of plywood and boxjoints, but it would be just about as easy with solid wood instead of plywood
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Well I think I know what I am going to make.

Since starting woodworking ive either made shop-class things that I don't really need or want personally - but are good to make and to gift, or stuff for the shop (workbench, outfeed table).

I want to try making a little more fun that I would like to use.

I have a japanese straight razor and I want to make a nice box from it. Maybe do some mild inlay work on it.

But it won't be out of purpleheart or oak. I have project sized walnut, rosewood, birdseye maple and cocobolo. I will use these.

I have made a box in class so I feel fairly confident of being able to make the framework. For the locking mechanism I want to use wood and make the sliding kind of stop. There would be two small rectangular pieces - one on the hinged lid and one on the box, and the slider will be on the box and slide onto the rectangular piece on the lid to lock. Ive seen these before but not sure how to make them - or how to make such small cuts neatly and accurately..

Also need to fashion a kind of holder inside the box that will hold the razor, sharp side down, without allowing the razor edge to touch anything. Not sure how to go about this either. I might like to add some spray on felt as well.

This is what a japanese razor looks like http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Japanese-str...#ht_2460wt_754 . Anyone have any ideas or input that could help me out?

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One question. Do you really want to walk in somewhere carrying a purple tool box or tool chest? IMO purpleheart can become quite purple. I have a buddy made a toolbox of redheart. We now laugh when he walks in with his pink toolbox .
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Lol Thats also what I was thinking when I asked if it would look professional. Its a beautiful wood for alot of things and things at home, but if I walk in to a job with a purple toolbox I think I might lose the job

But im not making the toolbox now, im going to make a box for my japanese straight razor. Any input?

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One question. Do you really want to walk in somewhere carrying a purple tool box or tool chest? IMO purpleheart can become quite purple. I have a buddy made a toolbox of redheart. We now laugh when he walks in with his pink toolbox .
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anyone know what this kind of locking mechanism is called, or how to implement it?



I am thinking of doing the box in birdseye maple, with cocobolo splines and simple inlay on the top, with this kind of locking mechanism.
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Just for inspiration: (my ultimate goal is to someday duplicate one of these).
http://www.gerstnerusa.com/CARTgallery1.htm
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I have some rosewood that a box like that would look nice with


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anyone know what this kind of locking mechanism is called, or how to implement it?



I am thinking of doing the box in birdseye maple, with cocobolo splines and simple inlay on the top, with this kind of locking mechanism.
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I was thinking along the same lines as Jayhawk, heirloom tool chest,lid drop front and drawers. There are plans out there.
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