Carey Probst (HCProbst@AOL.COM)
Sat, 1 Apr 1995 10:20:26 -0500
My suggestion for a chuck box it to make it to fit your needs, not
necessarily to follow a standard set of plans.
We have 3 chuck boxes for Troop 16 and are probably going to
build a 4th. Three are designed as patrol boxes and are approx.
16" deep by 30'' wide by 30" high, with a full door hinged on the
bottom openin in the front. Chains hold the door flat when open
for use as a cutting board, stand, etc.
The other box is a troop box and is the same dimensions, but
on the side so it is about 16" high. This worked better for some
of the shared troop supplies.
We designed the boxes to fit around our cooking utensils and
pots and pans. The boxes are just large enough to hold a 2 burner
Coleman stove on a shelf in the upright ones with the large
pots on the bottom under the shelf.
You could make yours larger or smaller, depending on needs, but
be careful about getting too big as the smaller scouts may not
be able to handle the boxes and set them up.
Ours are made of 1" square pine frames covered with 1/4" ext.
grade plywood. The legs are slip fit into slots on the side and made
of 2"x4" pine. If I can find the original plans, I'll have them scanned
and upload them to the archives as a .bmp file.
I also have plans for a break apart picnic table made from a single
sheet of plywood which seats 4.
I'll dig them out this weekend and try to get them scanned at work
next week. I'm not even going to try to draw a set of plans in
Carey Probst, email@example.com
Adv. Chr., Troop 16, Saratoga Dist., Twin Rivers Council
SM(retired) Troop 16, Brotherhood OA Member
District Committee, Past Dist. Adv. Chairman
Beaver, NE-II-53, Elk Lick Reservation, 1988, beads 1989
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