This is a fun set of toy tools I made for the kids that come to play in my shop everyday. My shop has become a communal play area.
I am also getting some practice making tools. I haven’t made any for a while. Last year, all of my custom made hand tools were stolen (along with some new power tools). Within the next month or so I will make a complete set of real handtools.
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Step 1: Materials and tools
I made this primarily from scrap wood around the shop,
The entire set can be made from a 2X6 board.
Plus18” of 1”dowel & 8” of ½ inch dowel
Step 2: Toolbox
Trace the end piece pattern onto a piece of wood and cut two stacked pieces at once, with a band saw.
Measure The thickness of your dowel. Then using a bit just a hair larger drill a hole in the stacked end pieces.
Round over the top edge of the sides with the router
Glue the bottom to the end pieces
Put glue on the edges of the side pieces, then clamp it all together
Push the dowel through the hole in one end piece, but stop just before the dowel goes into the second end piece. Spread wood glue on both ends of the dowel. Now push the dowel the rest of the way into the end piece. Clean up any glue squeeze out.
That is a nice looking box!