When I was growing up, I remember my grandpa having an old wooden tool box at his house. It was always jam packed with a mixture of old hand tools and some corded power tools. My dad kept the tool box after his dad passed away and I laid claim of it years ago knowing I wanted to pass it on to one of my boys. After visiting with my dad this weekend, I brought the box home ready to bring it back to life.
My grandpa built this tool box while he was working at a furniture factory that made desks, tables, file cabinets after WWII. I don’t have an exact date on it but it was probably in the late 1940s.
The dove tailed joints make the box very strong.
Inside, the box has a drawer and some other neat features to keep the tools organized.
The goal on this one is to bring it back into service as a tool box we will continue to use. We will clean it up and repair and reinforce the tray and anything else that needs attention. I hope this tool box has another 70 years of use.