|Project by RLindberry||posted 11-04-2016 04:36 AM||810 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Since my son loves to be in the shop with me, I had to keep him out while I made this (though he unwittingly helped me choose the board for it). He has a set of “grown up” tools like a mallet, gent’s saw, winding sticks, tape measure, block plane, etc., but he has no place to keep them. So he keeps them on his workbench, which happens to be my saw bench. This of course, means I have to move them anytime I want to use my saw bench…so I thought a tote to store his tools would be a great gift for his fourth birthday.
This was made from an eight foot 1×8 piece of pine. The dovetails are obviously to provide strength for the bottom to hold way more weight than it ever should. The sides are rabbeted on both ends and the bottom and attached with angled dowels. Initials were carved and burned with a soldering iron.
There are probably two things I would do differently: 1) Next time I’d make the tenon shorter (in height) to allow the handle to be a tad higher, and 2) i would have made the sides just a bit narrower to allow a little more room to get things in and out.
Nothing fancy here, but it should last him a lifetime.
Questions & comments are welcome.