Very nice Mike, I really like the contrasting drawer pulls. I liked the other box too, quality is quality... no argument, but that said, the contrast gives a bit more BLING, IMHO. Nice Work guy!.... Jim@JLazy3
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Dude, your going to use that in an auto-body shop???????
If your toolboxes (i.e. mechanics style) all look like that, I could not imagine the bedroom set you must have built for the wife. It just seems like to "Nice a Piece" to store old used Bondo spreaders on....
I agree with Jim - the contrasting wood really makes the piece. As beautiful as the other one was, and as beautiful as the curly maple is in general, I think it really needed the darker pulls. It's gorgeous. If it was a little narrower I'd ask if I could buy it from you to take the place of the chest of drawers my wife wants me to make. ;)
Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the kind words. My wife has threatend to take it for her sewing room, so I need to get it into the shop this weekend. I told her I'd build her one if she'd like.
My next project though is to build a large clock to put on top of this toolbox, keep crap from pileing up on top of it. This is the plan I drew in CorelDraw. [div align="center"] http://www.PhotoShare.co.nz/PhotoSha...kPrint8667.jpg [/div]
I have a high torque clock works with 17½" hands, the clock will be 40" in diameter, the top circle below the 12 is for one of those inserts that tells the [link:www.klockit.com/products/sku-DDDDB.html|days] (Sunday, Monday etc....) the bottom numbers are for a [link:www.klockit.com/products/sku-BBBBT.html|thermometer works](wish I could find one that didn't cover such a huge range -40°to 120°) and the two 4" circles between the 7, 6 and 5 are for a [link:www.klockit.com/products/sku-AAAQQ.html|hygrometer] and barometer inserts.
I'll probably use ¾" Baltic Birch ply for the clock and bubinga or cherry for the main numbers, probably walnut for the days and temp.