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Carpenter Tool Box Plans

This is a simple plan with instructions for the beginning woodworker based on my own design of tool box with provision for a handsaw, level and assorted tools.


These wood working plans include:

Detailed drawings showing: Side and End Elevation showing the dimensions; a cross section and a plan view of the compartments.

The plans have a List of Materials, showing a breakdown of materials needed for the tool box, as well as a list of the tools needed.

The Instructions include the sizes of pieces to cut and how to layout the tool box. This is a simple plan with instructions for the beginning woodworker.

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List of Materials:

  • Scrap pieces of 3/4" and 1/2" and 3/8" plywood
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Glue
  • Broom handle or dowel

Tools Needed

  • Handsaw
  • Table saw
  • Drill and bit to match dowel diameter
  • Hand tools

Instructions

Printing Instructions

Print these woodworking plans or click on the Print Version button at the top-right corner of this page or on the Print This link at the bottom of the page. This produces a white page with black lettering and the pictures of the plans. A small grey printer control window should also pop up. If the printer control does not pop up, click on the File menu at the top of the new window and select Print. After the printing you can close that new window.

The length of this tool box is dependent on the longest tool that you'll put into it, generally your handsaw or level. I've designed this for a 30" handsaw and 24" level. You can adjust this length to compensate for the length of your saw.

From a piece of 3/4" plywood, rip the two end pieces 8"x11" long and 8"x32".

The two sides of the tool box are from 3/8" or 1/2" plywood—6"x32"

Layout and cut the ends to match the drawing. Drill a hole in each end to hold the dowel or handle.

Assemble the bottom of the tool box to the ends with nails and glue, then nail on the sides to the bottom and ends.

For the saw and level compartments, rip your pieces to match the enlarged cross-section. Assemble this section as a unit and install it into the tool box. Screw or nail into this unit from the ends.

Cut the dowel to length and insert it into the holes in the ends. Nail from the top of the ends into the dowel to hold it in place.

There you go with a new carpenter tool box ready to fill up after Christmas.

This box can also be varied to make a screw-box caddy or to carry an assortment of nails, etc.

Dave

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