Traveling Disaster Tool Chest: SketchUp

Disaster Tool Chest

Now that Thanksgiving is over and all of my pants appeared
to have shrunk, it’s time to get again to work. I made a fast
SketchUp mannequin of the touring software chest that I’ve determined to
construct in case of roadside emergencies.

The Plan
I’m going to construct the catastrophe software chest out of pine and
cowl it with milk paint to match my Dutch chest. It’s
going behind my SUV and can absolutely get knocked
round when touring with two 70+ pound canines, suitcases and
fishing gear. Pine is loads robust for a software chest and
there’s actually no want to make use of an costly hardwood on this

I believe I’ll dovetail the carcass. As I mentioned in my

previous post
, I do know that is most likely overkill however I might
use the follow hand-cutting dovetails. I used to be proud of how
the dovetails got here out in my Dutch software chest, so I’m
fairly assured these will look even higher. (Observe: I nonetheless
miss the dovetail machine from the store I acquired my begin

traveling-disaster-chest-insideFor the underside, I
will use a 1/four″ piece of plywood. I’ll use a router aircraft and
run a rabbet all the way in which across the within the chest earlier than
I assemble it. Then I’ll assemble all of it as one piece.

I’m nonetheless attempting to determine how I’ll construct the lid. I’m
leaning towards the English software chest model of lid so I can use
it to retailer smaller objects.

Since this chest goes to be customized constructed to slot in the again
of my SUV, I’ll tweak the design to suit completely. You possibly can
obtain my fast SketchUp Mannequin in our warehouse
 (in case you personal a pre-2008 Jeep Liberty it
ought to match completely…).

For our full SketchUp warehouse
click here
. The warehouse is stuffed with fashions from most
of the In style Woodworking Journal initiatives, so
take a while and go searching. In the event you don’t want a software chest,
you’ll absolutely discover one thing else that you’d need to

Now it’s time to get to the store.

— Jon

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