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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Dimensional Lumber Woodworking.

Tools are awesome!  But they're often pokey or clumsy to hold.  Let's make a box to put them in!







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- at least a 16" long
- has a handle to hold it with
- no paint, stain or oil

Provide pics or video (less than 2 minutes) of:
- the wood you're starting with
- the construction partially underway
- the finished toolbox
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This is the wood I started with. I built the toolbox using scrap wood from the Shop at Basecamp.

These are the pieces of wood that I started with.







This is a progress picture of my toolbox build.



This is my finished toolbox that is at least sixteen inches long.



This is my finished toolbox fulfilling the function I intended for it- holding hatchets. It also bugged me a bunch that hatchets were just laying around in the Shop.



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So i made this toolbox to house a few tools for when i go and work on various projects. I used to always try and carry 6 or way to many items and was always fumbling with them. Now it all fits in this tool box.
I made it from cedar bolts which i split into shakes and than i cut them to size, the handle is yellow cedar from the beach. Built using hot dipped 2 1/4 nails.
It is roughly 11 inch wide by 12 inches tall by 19 inches long.
Wood-i-started-with.jpg
Wood i started with
Wood i started with
Yellow-Cedar-handle-from-beach.jpg
Yellow Cedar handle from beach
Yellow Cedar handle from beach
More-shakes-i-started-with.jpg
More shakes i started with
More shakes i started with
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Handle roughed out on table saw
Handle roughed out on table saw
Partly-constructed.jpg
Partly constructed
Partly constructed
Partly-Constructed.jpg
Partly Constructed
Partly Constructed
Complete-tool-box-without-tools.jpg
Complete tool box without tools
Complete tool box without tools
Showing-measurement-(-really-hard-to-do-one-handed).jpg
Showing measurement ( really hard to do one handed)
Showing measurement ( really hard to do one handed)
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Tool box with tools!
Tool box with tools!
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For years, a small plastic bin has served as my "toolbox." It's ok.

The new toolbox I'm building to fit on the same closet shelf as the old toolbox. So it's 16" long, by 8" wide by 10" tall.

I really want the handle to stay put, so I'm not nailing into the end grain of the handle wood.

The handle and posts are deliberately offset to try to make a good one-handed hold. We'll see how that works in reality.
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Starting wood. It's just pine, using anything nicer seemed like a waste with my minimal skills
Starting wood. It's just pine, using anything nicer seemed like a waste with my minimal skills
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Partway done, 16" long
Partway done, 16" long
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All the way done, loaded up
All the way done, loaded up
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Original, now replaced
Original, now replaced
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