Tray of Tool Totes

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Project by BTKS posted 05-08-2011 09:46 PM 2395 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple project for some scrap ply lying around. One is for quick transport of blacksmithing hammers, brushes and tongs, etc. One is a gift for another blacksmith who graciously gave me a brace and bit, an anvil hardy and possibly my grandfathers old workbench. Needless to say, I’m grateful!
Two of the boxes are a later model. They just fit a one gallon plastic coffee can if you push a little. Handy for switching out contents in the tote.
Oh yea, can’t see it in the photos. Everything is rabbet jointed and dadoed. No nails or screws except for divider panels. The screws used for the dividers or hinges were really there just to let the glue dry.
Thanks for looking.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 09:59 PM

Have been wanting to do one of these for a while to take my chain saw praphernalia wirh me, to cut branches etc. Great post, and a design I can live with, if you don’t mind me copying it.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#2 posted 05-08-2011 10:06 PM

This is a great first project for kids too. It’s certainly easier and cheaper to buy a plastic one but nothing beats the wood! Thanks for sharing.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 10:37 PM

Nice work.

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

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 10:38 PM

Great idea for around the house or work or your car.I really like you pen holder fastened to handle part.

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#5 posted 05-08-2011 11:53 PM

Basic and clever. Each time I looked at the pictures I saw another feature like the pen holder and little hinged box for small pieces.


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#6 posted 05-09-2011 12:27 AM

All we need!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 05-09-2011 12:42 AM

I love [projects like these. Simple yet very functional. Well done.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#8 posted 05-09-2011 02:38 AM

Nice stuff, well made!!
These make me feel so guilty that I haven’t gotten off my @ss and made some myself

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#9 posted 05-09-2011 03:37 AM

Bee keeping smoker?

-- Derek

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#10 posted 05-09-2011 04:30 AM

Derek, Yes I now beekeep too. We just started two hives as complete rookies. We’ve received some really good advice from some oldtimers and giving it a try. So far so good. Short version of the story. I met the guy who gave me the last push over the edge to start into bees while picking up a door for a basement remodel. So it’s kind of a woodworking story too. Later

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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