The Toolbox Book

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Taunton Press, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 199 pages
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In this guided tour of some of the world's best tool-storage solutions, you'll learn how the toolbox evolved as an essential tool and how the site boxes of today have their roots in long-ago journeyman's tool chests. But this book also provides practical advice on how to develop a tool-storage strategy of your own. Jim Tolpin guides you through creating an individual tool storage system best suited to your needs - from planning, through selection of materials, construction and finishing (including special situations like waterproofing the lid of a box intended for a job site).
 

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This is a beautiful book--attractive enough to be a coffee table book. But it is much more than that. It is informative and interesting. It discusses the history of toolboxes, the different types of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
2
Tool Boxes and the Building of a Nation
23
THREE so A Student ToolChest Project
63
Designing Site Boxes
125
A Toolbox for the Road
187
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Jim Tolpin has been a woodworker for more than 30 years and has written a dozen books on the subject, selling more than 750,000 copies. He teaches woodworking for a living at his school, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking. http://www.jimtolpin.com

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