Tool Tote.

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Project by degoose posted 05-05-2011 04:36 AM 2401 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No not a tool gloat.. this is a tool tote… for toting tools…
A friend of mine has a grandson who loves woodworking and is having a birthday this Saturday…Asked me to make a tote on Monday… for delivery before Saturday…
Short notice I know but I managed to knock this up yesterday…
The routered name was done by a mate Ken the day before.. Then I only had to make the box joints on the Incra Router Table and assemble… the 2 coats of Tung Oi Finish are drying as we speak..
She will pick it up this afternoon…not bad for a first attempt at box joints on the Incra..
I used Camphor Laurel for the ends and sides with a ply base and a pine dowel for the handle..
The last pic is of the tool box prior to sanding and finishing.
Edit… yes I cleaned up the run…
Edit… Dimensions… Small… only 14 inches by 8 inches and 10 inches high….Stock is just over 1/2 inch thick.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 04:52 AM

Beautiful job mate.
I bet he treasures it!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 04:53 AM

Very timely. I am about to make one myself. What are your dimensions?

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#3 posted 05-05-2011 04:54 AM

it’s a beauty larry

they will both be happy

i got one the same design
my on site box
scrap ply
butt joints
30 years old

it doesn’t look it
but that is a teak handle

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 05:04 AM

That’s a keeper!! Nice job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 05-05-2011 05:05 AM

Nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 05-05-2011 05:19 AM

That’s a classic Larry. Glad to see someone still making this style of tote.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 05-05-2011 05:29 AM

Beautiful Larry.

Cool David, I see it has lasted.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 05-05-2011 06:09 AM

Well done, the quick turn arounds are the best,

keep em coming.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 05-05-2011 06:22 AM

Larry, NICE gift!

Good job!

He will like it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 05-05-2011 06:24 AM

Well done Larry, especially on a short notice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 05-05-2011 08:55 AM

Great job, Larry… encouraging those young kids to take up woodworking is a noble gesture!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 05-05-2011 10:50 AM

Larry nice work mate! Looks real good. Should be a big hit!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 05-05-2011 11:10 AM

Hey Big Fella,
Cool job…well done.

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#14 posted 05-05-2011 12:46 PM

Handy box for tooting stuff. Put a year on it so some grandchild years from now will not have to guess. Great job

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#15 posted 05-05-2011 01:08 PM

That will be a wonderful gift Larry. Nice job with the Incra jig.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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