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Project by RGtools posted 05-29-2011 04:49 AM 1494 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tote was more about the teaching process than anythings else. I recently donated a starter set of tools to a young man who likes to carve. This tool tote was what he wanted to do as his first project. I was unable to show him in person how to make this so I went with the next best thing. I made an instructional video (which I may post here). It was a treat to go back to the very basics of building. Including filming this took me about 3 hours and not a lot of tools. After giving this to my wife I decided I might have to make another because it was just too much fun.

Shown here:

1. The tote all done.
2. The tote on my wife garden cart(she was very please I gave it to her)
3. The tools used: Crosscut Saw, Combo square, Philips, 1/8th drill bit, countersink, nail set, pen, hammer, handdrill, 150 sandpaper, marking knife
4. signature in the bottom of the box.

Thanks for looking.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan





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Julio

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 06:17 AM

It is a good way to start woodworking, well done my friend. I´ll look forward to watch that vid

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stevovee

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 06:57 AM

I remember building a similar project with my dad when I was younger….20 years later those totes are still getting used

-- -whatever you do keep making

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RGtools

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 03:08 PM

Thanks guys. I am trying to get the bid up now. it’s 47 minutes long so I had to break it into three pieces

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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mafe

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 12:13 AM

Hi RG,
Looking good, and what a wonderful gift idea.
Beautiful hand saw on the table there!
I also look forward to watch the video.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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RGtools

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 12:21 AM

I’ve had some editing issues, so the video may take a day or two to get up and look right. Thanks Mads for the compliment on the box and the saw. The Disston D8 is most likely my favorite out of my whole collection the handle is prefect, I love the gray saw plate that reflects just enough light and most importantly the way it sounds when it cuts. I think that is the biggest reason why I love working by hand, I get the time to experience what I am doing rather than just getting it done.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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mafe

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 01:00 AM

RG, I still need to learn sharpening my saws… I have aslo a Disson that waits for my love. But it will happen soon, since I can feel the old saws are calling my name.
Big smile my friend,
Mads

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

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RGtools

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 03:08 PM

Not hard at all. Julio (the first guy to comment in this post) has some wonderful instruction on the subject.

As far as I go, I just get the right sized file and follow the original tooth config while keeping the tooth height consistent. If it feels right it probably is. Julio is a bit more descriptive.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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