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Saber saw wood case

Recently, I finally wore out my old Skil saw after 30 years of service.  I replaced it with a new Skil Saw.

The new saw did not come with a carrying case, and it would not fit into the old saw's case.  So, I decided to make a wood case (being a woodworker).

Here is the new Black & Decker Skil saw:





I designed a wood case in google Sketchup:

 

 

 

The case is 1/2" thick pine, with brass hinges and front hasp from Ace hardware.

The handle or rod is 3/8" birch dowel.  The sides are 45 degree joints, glued and air nailed.

I routed a 1/4 x 1/4" groove in the bottom to accept a Luan 3/16" bottom.

Finished Case

 





Because the case lid is pretty big, roughly 13x13 inches, I made 2 guides in the top so it will close and the hasp is lined up correctly to close.



Ink Jet Printing

I saw on YouTube and in a woodworking magazine where you can inkjet print on shiny paper (adhesive paper with labels removed, or slick side of freezer paper) and then press the image onto the wood.

I have tried both adhesive paper and freezer paper, and my results are not near as good as on the Youtube videos.  I decided to try it again on this project, and I printed an image of the Skil saw.



My inkjet is low on ink, and that could be why my images are not more clear.

But I run my inkjet cartridges until they don't print at all before I spend the big bucks to replace them.  Next time I replace them, I will try this transfer again with new cartridges.

 

Closing Thoughts

This case was fairly easy to build, only taking a few hours. The most time-consuming part was installing the hinges. Need to find a faster way to install hinges.

October 2016 Update

The ink jet method of putting the saw picture on my wood box did not work well. I burned in the outline on my son's case, so I decided to burn it on my case as well. I also applied one coat of linseed oil as well........



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