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    A box tool rest..........

    .......... "Dungeon" made too

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    I know not much, but it only took me about 15 minutes to make it, I had the 1" rod stock cut to length, and I just drilled a hole in it, tapped it, then I drilled and counter sunk a hole in the bar stock, and put the two together, I tried it out and it works fine, one thing I will do, is polish it up a bit, too many ragged edges on it.

    Here is one that sells for $48.........
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    OK, mine does not have the gusset underneath it, but I can use mine on a smaller box

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    So is that how you get into those lidded boxes? You have given away your secret?

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    Nope, not really I've only used this once, but on one of my new cherry boxes it was quite the reach into the box, so I figured it was high time to make one........
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Made four angels Saturday, gave two to mom, two to little sister as yesterday was their birthday. Anyway, been thinking about a lidded box for mom for Christmas. Did you make the head and hat the lid and the second and bottom snowballs your box?

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    Stu,
    nice work over there.
    Perhaps I misunderstood however
    I wonder why you
    used a screw instead of welding?
    It is any advantage?
    Saludos
    Alfredo

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    Yes, I did several that way, by far the easier method of making a snowman box.

    Make sure you hollow out a fair bit of the hat too, but leave enough meat in the head area to drill about 1/4" for the nose.......DAMHIKT........

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Great tool rest! Now ... why haven't I ever seen a tool rest like this!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    mine does not have the gusset underneath it, but I can use mine on a smaller box
    Lee Valley seems to have had the same idea in conjunction with their [Modular Tool Rest System]. Their Box Scraper Platform (item G on that page) costs "only" $17.50, but you also need to buy one of the Threaded Posts (item E) for $13.50. That brings the total price to $31.

    EDIT: Wait just a cotton-picking minute. $17.50 for a flat piece of steel with a threaded hole?
    Last edited by Kerry Burton; 11-12-2007 at 08:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Rodriguez Garcia View Post
    Stu,
    nice work over there.
    Perhaps I misunderstood however
    I wonder why you
    used a screw instead of welding?
    It is any advantage?
    Saludos
    Alfredo
    Yes there are several, one, there is 3" of dry wood shavings on my floor, and I'd have to clean everything up REAL well before I used the welder, second reason is I can unscrew it and put a wider rest on top, or maybe a shorter one etc, makes the rest a bit more "Modular",

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Burton View Post
    Great tool rest! Now ... why haven't I ever seen a tool rest like this!?!



    Lee Valley seems to have had the same idea in conjunction with their [Modular Tool Rest System]. Their Box Scraper Platform (item G on that page) costs "only" $17.50, but you also need to buy one of the Threaded Posts (item E) for $13.50. That brings the total price to $31.
    PLUS shipping
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    PLUS shipping
    to TOKYO!

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