The Toolbox (Header) - Ep.13

Installing the Locks

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I’ll show you how to install a lock in the front of the toolbox. This is something we haven’t covered before on the Free Online Woodworking School, but of course it’s completely optional should you wish to omit this stage.

Series Summary

This 15 part series will teach you the processes involved in making a beautiful toolbox; because it’s about time we made something for ourselves for once!

This course builds on the basic skills learnt in the Dovetail Box Series and the Cabinet Series by introducing more intermediate skills into the equation such as mitred dovetails, tongue and groove joints, and separating a lid after glue-up. You’ll also begin learning how to use routers and router tables in a safe and effective manner.

What’s more, this design is incredibly easy to adapt to different scales to suit different applications.

Get the FREE Plans for the Toolbox here:

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Installing the Hinges

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Creating the Insert Tray

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

A very handy small square that is ideal for checking small components and recesses.

An affordable box locking mechanism that works well.

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!

*To be filmed

Want to try another project?

Click the images below to find more free lessons to great builds!

Difficulty Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★★☆☆

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