Most of my camp kit is fairly organised now but there are still a couple of loose bags that carry stuff which gets used at Steam Tent events but also at Bushcraft type camps or even just at festivals.
I decided it was time to give it all a better home and build a proper Chuck Box.
Starting with a simple drawer set from Ikea, I've reversed the drawers and added oak knobs, that look a bit more old fashioned, stained and waxed it to colour it down and this formed the core of the box.
I constructed the main carcass with 9mm hardwood ply, simply fixed with brass screws. Not the strongest form of construction but I added some reinforcement later.
I sized the compartments around some items that would be stored and transported in the box which you can see here.
Staining and waxing the plywood brought it to a pretty good match with the drawer unit. You can see the unwaxed colour on the front flap here which will be waxed later.
Almost finished now. Brassed up with some reinforcement straps and the handles. Labelled up too.
Just waiting for a hinge for the front flap which is late arriving.
The chain for the flap is already in stock and I'll knock up a catch for it when I see how it fits.
For the time being I'm going to use it as a table top box. I may add legs later so that it can free stand at some point but I want to try it out first.