View Full Version : Stanley style Tool Box

steven c newman
01-22-2016, 12:41 PM
patterned after the No. 888 that Stanley sold back in the 1920s. One needs a place to carry all their tools, right?
Since I only had enough Walnut on hand for the dust seals, the rest came from Menards' cut-offs bin. :eek:
Hand sawn dovetails, seem to look a bit better that just nailed up rebate joints on the corners? It has a fancy latch on each end, to keep the lids securely closed...lids?:confused:
Yep, one lid on each side. they both open up like this. Size of the box? 21" long overall, by 11" at the base, by 8-3/4" tall. It has a single, metal handle at the "peak" of the top, right in the center. Working on adding tool holders for the insides. These things carried a lot of Stanley Tool products, back in the day.
Just a sample. Some of these held three times this amount...:eek:
Took about a week or so to build the box...

Joe Tilson
01-23-2016, 8:11 AM
You have done well. I like it!

Harlan Barnhart
02-04-2016, 10:04 PM
Nice. I'm waiting for a picture with all the tools and toolholders installed...

steven c newman
02-10-2016, 12:28 PM
Need to make the holders first. Would help IF I knew what they looked like. Or at least where I'd be able to make my own.

Box IS filling up, though.

steven c newman
02-19-2016, 12:46 AM
Ok, bit of an update for this box. This thing is getting heavy!! Got MOST of the tools that were "called" for into the box. That single handle on the top just wasn't doing it, hurt the hand. Sooo, picked up a couple wire pull handles, one per end.
I used that Vix Bit to drill pilot holes for the screws. I also picked up a few "cup hooks"
As for what else is in there to make this weigh in at over 50 pounds?
That long brown thing is a marking gauge, a few chisels, a #1220 eggbeater drill, 16oz hammer, 6' zigzag ruler, 3/8" cold chisel, couple of auger bits, and a Stanley 645 brace, a 3/8" gimlet bit. a #220 block plane and a #3 bench plane. Sharpening stone, small pipe wrench, 10" cresent wrench, G-P push drill, Stanley handyman 133 Yankee screwdriver, and a H-1443 flat bladed screwdriver. And that bevel gauge, and a pair of pliers. Didn't have the 18" long level...
needed a place to set this thing on...like a stand of some sort..
Works for me....