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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 05:38:06 PM »


It's lovely Jerry, I do love work like that, it will last forever.... now you need to make one small enough to take out with the boat ! You could fettle the Wavely with all the tools that will hold ! ... :-)
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2012, 05:44:27 PM »

The box I used for the idea made in china is available from Chronos engineering for£106. Don't know what the wood is. This has cost me about £60 with free oak. It's quite an involved build and fortunately I have a Kity. I wouldn't fancy doing it with a router for doing the dados. I suppose you could do the tongue and groove joins with a table saw. If I factored in my time it's an expensive piece of kit but it will compliment the steam launch. I've decided to call it the FSU. (Forward Support Unit). That's the RN coming out in me!
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 06:19:17 PM »

wow thats brilliant  :-))
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2012, 08:22:49 PM »

A fine job Jerry.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  How heavy is it?  Are those handles big enough to enable you to carry the cabinet?  It is surely big enough to compliment a number of steam launches!  Cheers and enjoy. Brian
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2012, 08:51:40 PM »

It's not as big as it looks. It's same size as the plastic container I use to carry all the kit. I sometimes help fix other peeps boats lakeside. It is heavy though cos it's oak.
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2012, 02:38:13 PM »

am having great difficulty posting this. site keeps telling me file too big even though all pics resized. TONIGHT FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, IRB INTERNATIONAL RUGBY AT EIRIAS PARK COLWYN BAY, CANADA V SAMOA AND USA V RUSSIA. Yes I am shouting cos ticket sales reportedly low as Colwyn Bay Council who are running it didn't tell anyone! will be streamed live on IRB & WRU websites and TSN?
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2012, 03:04:31 PM »

hardware painted and 2 coats sanding sealer applied to wood.
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« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2012, 03:19:42 PM »

I think I've found the trouble with posting pics. The top button "Add image to post" won't work no matter what I do. The bottom button now has to be used, "Attachments and other options". The pics first need to be resized, I now use paint. I used to resize in pixels to 640x? keeping aspect ratio same on old forum. That won't do here.!!! We must resize to <161KB. This requires a few attempts with pixel sizes to get right and every pic is different. Not happy with this. Please don't tell me to go to photo bucket. Not interested! I just want what we had before. Top button, use that resize device, worked fine at 640x? pixels. We could put a pic where we wanted in relation to text not like here where they all come in one lump. Can't preview either. And either my spelling has improved dramaticaly or this spellchecker is a yes man.
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2012, 03:30:46 PM »

Reference the rugby at Colwyn Bay tonight. The council in their wisdom have decided to charge £26 per match. Don't tell anyone then rob all the peeps that do turn up! Hope it stops raining but then at that price I expect a brolly wallah for the night.
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2012, 08:32:11 PM »

Hi Jerry, South Africa play Ireland tomorrow, I think (??).  Should be a good game.  About the pics problem, these computer guys seem to think we have to move with the times!  Sigh - I suppose we do  >>:-(
 
Your cabinet is superb, Mr. cabinet maker!  Any orders possible for delivery Cape Town?  Brian
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2012, 10:08:19 PM »

Mr. cabinet maker!  Any orders possible for delivery Cape Town?  Brian

 >>:-( Excuse me! back of the queue!  <*< :P ;D
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2012, 10:15:12 PM »

Jerry you have done a great job with your toolbox so I thought I would have a look at the original,
and suddenly it had been added to my Basket for delivery in a few days -then had inspiration and told
S.W.M.B.O that it was part of my chrissie present and I had paid for it with her credit card. I'm still
in one piece, so far!!
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2012, 10:42:25 PM »

wow lucky you getting a tool box on her card and you still have your gonads  , my hat is off to you mate  :-))
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2012, 07:57:32 AM »

What he doesn't know yet is that she has just bought herself 2 pairs of Jimmy Choos and matching handbag for her xmas pressie his card
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2012, 08:34:29 AM »

No it will cost me a new saddle for the new horse so I will lose out in the end.  She isnt in to Jimmy Choos
more likely horseshoes which cost more in the long run as you replace them every 8 to 10 weeks.
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« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2012, 09:12:37 AM »

Yikes... my stepdaughters are into horseriding so I can imagine the expense of owning a horse. Boots, body protector (legal requirement) and helmet came to over €200 each and the rate they are growing it will be the same again in 6 months :(
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2012, 01:16:36 PM »

Got the first, thinned coat of varnish on with the exception of the front of the sliding door.
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2012, 02:51:15 AM »

Now comes the real expensive bit, buying the tools to fill it, after all you can't put old used tools into a nice box like that can you ?. Serious though you have made a beautiful job of it, one day it will become a family heirloom. Mick B.
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2012, 05:04:46 AM »

Looks great Jerry.  Can you also show the bits and pieces that go into it?  Judging by the cabinet they should be good! Happy sailing. Brian
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2012, 06:58:39 AM »

Jerry


You mentioned making a trolley.
I would be inclined to put wheels on the tool chest. Use the locking all direction castor type. Or two all direction at one end and two fixed direction at the other.
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« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2012, 11:22:59 PM »

Thanks for all the comments guys but I won't be replacing any tools as they are all old friends, in fact I have a very old set of American Bluepoint spanners which were handed down to me. When I was building old bikes the Snap-on rep called and offered to replace them new for old cos the chrome had come off. They are garanteed for life and they mean it. He understood when I declined his kind offer. The chest doesn't need wheels as it's really not that big but I am on the lookout for a bearer to carry it for me. So much more dignified than wheels dontcha know, what. I cut back the first coat of varnish with wire wool then got the second coat on today. On the subject of bikes, here's one I made earlier.
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2012, 11:28:05 PM »

That Jerry looks BEAUTIFUL
 
 
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2012, 09:49:17 PM »

Finally finished the varnishing. I need to get 2 countersunk M5 screws for the top handle. I've got some nice navy blue felt for the drawer liners. Will box it all off tomorrow. Box, get it? It seems postimage acting up again, funny cos it worked yesterday, so will try an attachment. Wish me luck. Yippee!
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2012, 10:40:05 PM »

Excellent job, hats off to you Sir!! More like a piece of furniture than a tool box. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Building a Wooden Toolbox for my Steam Launch Accessories
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2012, 11:37:07 PM »

Excellent job, hats off to you Sir!! More like a piece of furniture than a tool box. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
my thoughts as well  , lovely build  :-))
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