My friend Hanne had an old drill that use to belong to her Grandfather. We recently connected and she expressed an interest in having a toolbox made with it like I did to my original drill handled toolbox HERE.
It’s been awhile… could I remember how to make another pallet wood drill handed toolbox planter?!
Not only did I remember, I like this one better!
Here’s how I did this one, which is WAY easier than the last… but if you desire more instruction, the original post HERE shows more steps.
I’ve been gathering up pallet wood again for an upcoming workshop this fall. So for all of you that have ever written, asking for my secret on taking a pallet apart? My secret is a jigsaw.
I look for wood that has a wide enough run, then saw it just shy of the nails.
The two end pieces are shaped with a jigsaw. I cut one side, then use the chunk of wood as a pattern for the rest.
RED / Then on one side, the jig saw was used to cut towards the handle hole to create a slot for the handle to slip into.
This is obviously a handle just for looks, but if you wanted it for real, some kind of bracket screwed on above the hole would do the trick.
The front and back boards wear two different thicknesses and kinds to add a little more detail.
Isn’t that the prettiest pallet wood you ever did see? It was VERY heavily worked with an orbital sander.
But the toolbox needed something to do. You can never go wrong with purple hydrangeas!
I also made Hanne a baby chunky branch handled toolbox as well. That was perfect for my firewood coasters. Equally difficult to part with…
Guess I’d better just get busy. :)