This joiners toolbox project works great for all kinds of work. I’ve made the third toolbox and this one will be my carry out box to the job site. It carries even my drills and with all tools loaded, it weights about 40lbs.
I used 9/16” thick pine wood throughout the box. The internal boxes are 5/14” thick as Paul Sellers suggested in his shop drawing. The only difference in this version is that the top lid runs all the way out to the skirt. What I’ve done is, I’ve glued up a filler piece at the hinge side of the skirt and hinged right on it.
I didn’t take photos, but here is a small video demo. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4qN5xPgk1r/?igshid=170igq4bcaxaa
I’m about to start on making my Paul Sellers workbench. As soon as that’s done, my next priority will be to use that bench to make something to keep all my hand tools in. I’m wondering whether I should make the joiner’s tool box or the wall cabinet. I’m kind of leaning toward the tool box, as it seem that would protect my tools a lot better. My workshop is my detached, unfinished and uninsulated wood frame garage where I also use some power tools. It would seem that the tool box would keep more dust and moisture, and thus, rust, away from my tools. The cabinet sounds like a better idea only if I want to display my tools and have them better organized. I notice that Paul doesn’t use that massive tool cabinet with the sloping shelves and 3 drawers anymore, but now has simple shelving affixed to the wall for his tools. And I’m not sure whether that’s more for visual reasons as a backdrop for his videos than for storage and organization.
The toolbox is much better to start with. The tills and the secondary box itself can work nicely on the workbench and put back again.
Honestly, I’ve two tool cabinets but I hardly keep it organised. All my tools end up being on the benches.
I built the wall cabinet minus the doors and the toolbox. I found the toolbox is better for storing the tools when I am not using them daily but use the wall shelf when I am working on a project. I am in the southeastern USA and the humidity is tough on tools. So with that said I would probably go with the tool box first unless your in the shop daily.
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