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    Tap & die box

    Made from mahogany and aluminium angle.





    https://knoba.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/tap-die-box/

    Thanks Ken!

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    Thanks knoba! I've added your Tap and Die Box to our Storage and Organization and Woodworking categories, as well as to your builder page: knoba's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Very nice!

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    Good looking box you have some good attention to detail. Lots of good stuff from your link too maybe to much to comment on but easy to get lost in admiring.

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    Wow, thanks guys, and thanks too, for the compliments and feedback jere!

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    Nice workmanship and I especially like the labeling on the case top. What a great way to be organized in the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    Nice workmanship and I especially like the labeling on the case top. What a great way to be organized in the shop.
    Thanks Paul!

    I used metal stamps for the lettering...



    Originally I was going to use those little hinges & clasps, but from the few ebay sellers I could find, they wanted a premium for them. And, Chinese sellers would only sell by the thousand. I wondered if there's a viable gap in the market there?

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    Knoba,

    What technique do you use to align your metal stamps to ensure everything is level and evenly spaced apart?

    Your labeling looks very precise.

    Thanks,

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    Knoba,

    What technique do you use to align your metal stamps to ensure everything is level and evenly spaced apart?

    Your labeling looks very precise.

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Thanks, Paul!

    <rattling my head> I used a piece of wood clamped to the top, as a fence, lined the stamps up against it and adjusted the kerning by eye...

    hth



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