As I mentioned before, I’ve been trying to clean up and organize my workshop. As I work on various woodworking projects, I toss the scraps into a bin beneath my workbench. I can pick up the scraps and immediately know if they came from my kitchen island, my coffee table, my guest bedroom furniture, etc. We use this scrap wood when we set up a fire pit in the backyard, but the unseasonably warm weather this year is causing my bin to overflow. So I decided to use some leftover pine and birch to make a travel toolbox.
As you can see, I have a lot of scrap lumber to work with.
Typically, these kinds of toolboxes are made without hardware as a learning exercise for younger woodworkers. But since I’m completely self-taught and didn’t feel like doing any dovetailing or rabbit cutting, I just used wood glue and screws to assemble it.
I branded the two end-pieces for decoration.
This wooden toolbox is relatively big, but it’ll be easy to throw in the back seat whenever a friend asks me to help him with a project.
Then again, I’d say there’s a 75% chance that the wife will co-opt this for her clay pottery tools.