Woodworking Projects for Beginners: School Holidays Fun for Winter 2018
Simple Storage Box
Wood Tool Box
One 19mm x 140mm wooden board, 2.4384 metres long
One (1) Piece of 25 x 89 mm Dowel, 60.960 mm long
Waterproof Woodworking Glue
Varnish or wood stain
Circular saw (or plain saw)
Cut the board into three x 60.96 centimetres (2-foot sections) and two x 30.48 ( 1-foot) sections.
Drill 3.8cm (1 ½ Inches) holes 5cm (2 inches) down from the top of the 30.48cm boards.
Use the jig saw to cut 45-degree angle triangle from the 30.48 cm boards on either side of the drilled holes.
Position the 60.96 cm boards with one laying flat and the other two at right angles on either side. Position the 30.48cm boards at either end of the other three boards to form a box with the drilled holes located at the top. Depending on the finish you choose, sand all the pieces before final assembly.
Next, glue and nail the sides to the bottom and ends. Then fasten the ends to the bottom with glue and two or three nails. Nail the box together with finishing nails.
For the dowel; trace the outline of this in the end pieces (Inside). We drilled the hole at 1/2", same diameter as the dowel itself. Insert the dowel rod into the holes of the toolbox, as a handle. This is pretty snug so you may not need glue to hold it in, but a little never goes astray if you’re building for longevity. Assembly would probably be a little bit easier if you drill the hole slightly larger and then glued it in place.
Finally, slide the dowel through the ends and glue in place, if necessary.
Give the toolbox once last sand with a coarse-grit sandpaper, sanding with the grain of the wood to avoid scratches. Wipe off the toolbox with a soft cloth. Continue sanding with a fine-grit sandpaper until the box is smooth. Wipe the toolbox again with the soft cloth.
Sand the dowel rod with a fine-grit sandpaper. Varnish or stain the rod in the desired finish. Varnish or stain the toolbox in the desired finish. Allow the toolbox to dry completely for 24 to 48 hours before using.
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