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    Default Toymaking Toolbox or Bench inspiration required.

    Hi All,

    I am building some toys for my children, I am taking a break to clean up my shop (garage corner) and put all my toy making tools in a nice antique tool box.

    Does anyone have any pictures of a toymakers tool box or bench for inspiration? Searching for Toymakers tool box yields very little on google, instagram and pinterest.

    Kind Regards,
    Dimithri.

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    I think you'll have more success is if you're less specific and just google "woodworkers toolbox."

    It's the same problem: how to fit the required tools in a limited space with easy access and there are some pretty innovative solutions out there.

    My approach would be to choose the tools I think need to be included and start visualising how best to assemble 'em into a 3D jig-saw, doing a few test mock-ups with heavy cardboard & duct tape to get a feel for practicality.

    One thing is for certain; every woodworker has a different idea of what is necessary and what may appear to be ideal for you in a photo/plan may prove to be impractical when you try to jimmy your tool selection into it.
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    The toy repair man's tool box in Toy Story has always been an inspiration for me.

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    G'Day Dimithri,
    I just did an image search for following but I'm not sure if it's what you're after??
    A box for toys or a box for tools?
    Cheers, crowie

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=toymakers+...ages&ia=images

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=toy+making+tools+in+a+nice+antique+tool+box&t=ffcm&atb=v160-1&iax=images&ia=images

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=toy+repair...ages&ia=images



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    The problem with trying to give ideas is that it would be based on the person giving the idea and what tools they have to make toys and models. I have so many woodworking tools that my tool box is called a workshop and I have cupboards draws and racks and the like for all of my tools from power to hand tools. I could never fit tools for toymaking into one tool box.
    I use planer thicknessers for preparing most of my wood then plans and saws for sizing along with a lathe to turn wheels along with all the bitysand pieces that go along with those

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    At least one person has tried to replicate the Toy Story 2 cleaner's chest in real life:
    https://youtu.be/bSy_3zRT6sA

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