Thursday, July 15, 2010

MWTCA meet this Saturday


Don't forget that the Midwest Tool Collectors Association has their Area C Mid-Summer tool meet this Saturday.  It starts at 8:00am and is being held at Tillers International in Scotts, MI , which is near Kalamazoo.   I'll be there, selling tools and showing off my new carriage makers tool box.  The cost to get in is $15.

If you are anywhere near Michigan this weekend, I highly recommend you stop out to the show.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dimensions of the box

Gary from Toolemera asked me to publish some dimensions of the box.  The carcass is constructed with 3/4" oak, edge glued from narrower pieces.  The box is 32 1/2" tall and 43 1/4" wide when opened.  I've taken some pictures of the drawers and tills so that anyone who wants to copy it can do so.

Left elevation

 Left depth

 Right depth

Right elevation

Right width

Drawer detail, front is 1/2" thick, sides and bottom are 3/16"

Tool holding detail

Tool holding with scale

Tool holding elevation

The left till is 17 1/2" wide.  The swinging gate with hooks is make of 1/2" thick material, 12 1/2" by 12 1/2" square.  

I'm contemplating doing a quick and dirty Sketchup model of the box.  Would any of you like the file, if I do one?