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Making a Hexagonal Tool Box, Part 2, Templates and Guides

If you read my previous post, then my template may be familiar.

A good method is to use the template to set up the stops on your measuring equipment.

The stops in this case are a pair of brass stair gauges attached to a large carpenters square. These two gauges once set to […]

Making a Hexagonal Tool Box, Part 1, Hexagons

First thing you need is a really precise hexagon template. Enough other errors will creep into your work, you need to start with a good pattern.

Fortunately this is fairly easy to do manage, and you don’t need a lot of expensive stuff. A compass and some paper will do quite nicely.

Here is what […]


This is an old time tool called an OWT. Old womans tooth. It was what woodworkers used to clean out gouges and the like. Basically and old time router. I made this one to use a chisel, so it took up less room int the tool box.

Here it is with the chisel set […]

The Vagabond's Tool Box

Here is my current travel tool box;

I love the thing, Woodworking ONLINE even did a write up on it. Sadly it does not do quite what I want it to do.

It holds, protects and organizes tools. It is easy enough to carry and open, and it is rugged. Here is my son, […]