It’s rare that I get time to make something for myself, but my lathe turning tools cost a small fortune and the last thing I want is for them to get knocked about in the workshop or even worse get accidentally thrown out with the trash (there are some rather small components such as spare carbide tips that aren’t cheap to replace!)

So it was time for a tool box for them and being as I have plenty of oak in stock that was the ideal timber to make the box from, couple with a couple of hinges and a fastener for the lid.

Even though this is just a rough box that’ll be knocked, battered and generally abused, we could resist rounding over all the corners for a pleasing aesthetic before oiling and popping the tools in.

Looking back at this project, that’s a beautiful bit of grain on the oak lid… we should probably have saved it for a project where it would be better appreciated!

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