|Project by flashlightman||posted 05-16-2014 11:48 PM||4471 views||28 times favorited||16 comments|
After looking at all the tool totes I could find on the web for inspiration, I decided that the design by Gary Katz would work best for me. Then I made a few modifications…then I decided to make it out of solid stock instead of plywood…with dovetails. Three months later, I think I can call it done.
I stuck with pine because I wanted to be able to feel comfortable taking it to jobs in customers homes without worrying about it getting damaged. In fact, I had this idea that the nicks and scuffs would add character over time. I also have only done dovetails once before, and that was 14 years ago making a cradle for my daughter. I figured that the softer pine would go together better. A few items of note are things like fact that I can stand on it and there’s no flex or rack, (and I weigh about 210#), also the drawer is held closed by a gimlet drilled through the mid deck and into the right end of the drawer. Besides all that I just had fun with it. I’m not sure if I got enough Q factor, (ala the James Bond movies).