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Toolbag #3

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Project by Justus posted 04-05-2010 09:58 PM 1629 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bag fetishism is not exclusive to the females. At least not when toolbag are considered. Gifted with a demanding day job, a toddler and a family, most of the time I only can dream or think about woodworking, rather than being in the shop. And toolboxes/toolbags are the essence of the dream of what might be done.

After the first two steps into the evolution of the ultimate fast access toolbag, #1 and #2, I realized that a wooden backbone would add the necessary ridgity and yet keep everything portable.

So, below the synthetic leather in the first picture there is a wooden frame (with hand-cut dovetails!) lined with the polyethylene foam I already used with #2.

The whole set-up can either be used alone – it would make a nice and handy display on a desk or workbench – or dropped into a comercial bag (here a lighting fixture bag). The bits now find their place on a piece of foam in the box shown perking out of the front pocket.

The reminder of the space in the bag can be filled with additional tools like a level, the folding kataba and the cordless already shown in #2.

The crucial advantage of this set-up is the lightning access to single tools. The bag resides on the shelf (out of my toddler’s reach) and I just grab a screw driver and can put it back without hazzling with closures or anything.





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 10:01 PM

Definately on your way!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Jimthecarver

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 10:03 PM

Tool bags r never big enough….I find I tend to put way to much into them.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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D1st

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 01:18 AM

My shop is one big tool bag.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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KMT

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 01:59 AM

Its not made of wood.

-- - Martin

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AlbertaJim

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#5 posted 04-01-2012 02:07 AM

Ah, but it has wood in it. Good job.

-- My Boss was a carpenter

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