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Project by rwyoung posted 01-24-2010 09:02 AM 1503 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once a month at the Kansas City Woodworker’s Guild we have a special meeting to discus handtools and handtool techniques. Sort of a special interest group. I’m getting tired of taking grief for bringing my toys in a cardboard box. So time to make a tool tote for dragging things back and forth.

I saw this in a book by Steve Olesin (interlibrary loan is great) and took some notes. My version is about 25” x 9” x 4” made from clear pine.

Handcut dovetails and through mortise and tenons. Not my best shot at dovetails, in kind of a hurry to get it done. Its a knock-about-box so at some point in the future I’ll need to replace it anyway. :)

A fun project!

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.





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#1 posted 01-24-2010 09:08 AM

Looks good to me. Pine is to soft to make the best dovetails. Why is the handle angled?

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

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 09:26 AM

Hold a hammer handle or something similar in your hand as you drop your arm to your side. The handle isn’t horizontal, its at an angle, isn’t it? Guess what angle I went for in the tote handle. :)

Pine dovetails just fine, the problem is my getting in a hurry to be done with this today. I overcut my baseline in a few places and pared a bit too carelessly. Otherwise they cut like butta’.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 09:35 AM

Maybe what I used was softer. It seemed like it almost pushed to the side ;-((

I never thought much about it, I have carried a lot of tool boxes a million miles :-) but they were pretty much all closed boxes. I suppose that keeps the tote level when carrying, eh?

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

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 09:49 AM

Sharp cures all. ;)

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 06:47 PM

Thats a really nice tool tote

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 09:33 PM

it will do the job for a long time so well done

Dennis

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