By Hand and Eye Tool Tote

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Project by Therockingestlobster posted 05-12-2015 03:24 AM 2422 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Similar ratios as the tote described in Walker and Tolpins book. Based on my hand span though, not Tolpin’s (obviously). No measurements taken, just harmonic ratios ha. Walnut and oak and brass slotted screws.

Main part holds panel saw and backsaws, chisel roll, and any planes you may want. Till holds marking and measuring tools and other small odds and ends.

-- Write drunk, edit sober. -EH

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#1 posted 05-12-2015 03:30 AM


I sometimes use that same precise measuring system! Belt sander for the precision matching!

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 06:17 AM

One of the nicest tote ideas I have seen

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 05-12-2015 10:51 AM

One of the nicest tote ideas I have seen

- TopamaxSurvivor

I agree with Topa, looking pretty good!

-- Brett, United Kingdom,

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#4 posted 05-12-2015 01:09 PM

Nice tote. I built one last year but it is all dinged gouged and scratched up. You will obviously take better care of yours…....I hope!
I see it holds MOSTLY wood working tools then I spied the pipe cutter.
Thanks for posting.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 05-12-2015 01:41 PM

Ha its just still relatively new. In a year I’m sure it’ll be well dinged up too.

-- Write drunk, edit sober. -EH

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 01:28 AM

Nice looking tote…better than plastic any day. As for the dings and scratches, they’re just proof you are actually working on something.

-- Doug

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