As practice and a need for storage of some tools that we laying around waiting to be dropped off my bench I decided on a box for my new saw files and used files (from yard sales).
Main box is pine, with poplar top, bottom and tray.
Like @georgeinnwfla ,in https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/discussions/topic/my-newest-box/ the design changed midway after gluing the main box. I decided to add an insert tray to separate the files a bit.
Changes like this usually creates extra work. I had to make the rabbets on the main box which is definitely more difficult when box is glued up. I also added pulls/handles on the tray to make it easier to pull out of the box. Not bad in itself, except that the top has a groove that I had to account for.
The little details.
All in all, I like my box and I think the dovetail are pretty decent for my 1st ones ever.
P.S. A loved one already requested a box….
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Well done! I really like the idea for the handle on the inset tray. That will be part of my next chisel / small tool box. How do you get the inset try out of the main box, when there is a load of tools in the tray? Is there a finger-grab on the inside of the tray?
I made a couple of file boxes a while ago, and put cross-pieces in the bottom. The cross-pieces had cuts in them so the files could sit in them on edge and the files would not bang into each other. I glued the crosspieces into the box – a mistake. Next time I will friction-fit them or put just one tiny dot of glue so I can remove / replace them later if needed.
@sodbuster, the pull/handles extend to both sides of the tray ends. I think you can see it in the 2nd and last pic. So you pull up the tray from the inside edge of the tray, not the outside. The extra weight of the files made it more cumbersome to lift up and out. That’s when I thought of the pull to lay across the edge.
I like your idea of the cross piece to keep the files separated. I may add that and as you say, a dab of glue or even 2 sided tape, for future versatility. Thanks for the idea..
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