Tool caddy, tool tote, tool box - made with hand tools

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Project by Scott posted 06-18-2016 07:54 PM 2529 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a 1980’s plastic tool tote that I thought would look better in wood, so I created this one with sapele and hard maple. I gave the ends a little art deco style and the tenons some sloping sides to match. All four tool rests are screwed in from the bottom so you can replace them if you need to re-drill some holes for different tools.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 06-18-2016 11:45 PM

Nice design it would be a nice chisel rack

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#2 posted 06-19-2016 12:37 AM

Too much of a SHOWPIECE too use!

Very nice; Sorry, I would not dare use it! I would be sure to leave scars on it somewhere!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 06-19-2016 12:48 AM

Very nice job and looks so useful. I am glad you posted a pic with the tools in it. No reason a tool tote can’t be useful and look good too! shows pride.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 06-19-2016 03:54 AM

Realy great work on joinery here, beautiful angles. I would alwas have more confidence to handyman with such toolbox.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-19-2016 03:09 PM

This tool tote will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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