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Tool Tote Restoration- Distressed Paint Job

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 09-11-2017 10:22 PM 1558 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a chest that I am planning on turning into a hand plane chest. It already has a place for the handsaws on the lid. Inside the chest was an old tool tote or parts tote. It was in rough condition, but I decided to try and save it anyway. Let me know what you think. Hit that subscribe button.

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papadan

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#1 posted 09-11-2017 10:31 PM

In MY Humble Opinion…...Absolutely stupid! You have an old original distressed looking tool tote, you sand it prime it, paint it, distress it, clear coat it! You should have just left it alone and used it.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 09-12-2017 12:14 AM

I am not certain the plywood tote was worth the effort. Good job painting your Workmate.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 09-12-2017 01:03 AM



In MY Humble Opinion…...Absolutely stupid! You have an old original distressed looking tool tote, you sand it prime it, paint it, distress it, clear coat it! You should have just left it alone and used it.

- papadan

Thanks for the input. I also have an even bigger tote, parts tote, that I will be just cleaning and actually using. This one I was going for more of a decorative look.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#4 posted 09-12-2017 01:04 AM



I am not certain the plywood tote was worth the effort. Good job painting your Workmate.

- Redoak49

That workmate is always getting painted on. Thanks for the input.

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rhybeka

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#5 posted 09-13-2017 11:16 AM

I think we all have different opinions when it comes to a distressed look. I would’ve stopped at sanding it, and put a clear coat on. That’s a lot of work for a tool tote already distressed. :) As long as it’s functional and you like it, that’s what matters! Thanks for posting!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 09-13-2017 01:18 PM

I just threw up in my mouth

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smitdog

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#7 posted 09-13-2017 03:44 PM


I just threw up in my mouth

- TheFridge

LOL
Should have stopped at 1:36 if it’s actually for tools. If it’s for your wife and keeps her from buying something from Pottery Barn then well done lol!

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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