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Woodworker's Tool Tote (Project #1!)

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Project by vakman posted 11-30-2011 11:37 AM 5038 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Though not entirely a novice at woodworking, I recently became interested in it as a hobby. A little time on craigslist and I had myself a relatively complete kit of tools, but no designated space for them. Time for a project!

This toolbox is made of white pine (construction grade) 1×10 board, some restored (but previously unused) tongue and groove flooring, douglas fir I think, and the drawer bottom is 1/4” ply. Handle is 1 1/4” dowel in 3/8” recess.

Exterior width is 9 1/2”, length is 24”. Given the standard 26-28”size of vintage handsaws (to which I was oblivious at the time), the toolbox is somewhat short. But since this will be primarily for “shop” use only, larger saws can sit in another toolbox.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 12:40 PM

I like the Tote! I can see the opportunity for many more projects in the future, HAVE FUN!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Brandon

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 01:05 PM

Great tool tote. I really like the drawer—-I wasn’t expecting to see that #5 in there. Next you’ll be building a tool chest! :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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ChesapeakeBob

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 02:31 PM

As a lover of tool tool trays, I really like your design on this one!

(I have posted a few of my tool trays here on Lumberjocks as well.)

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Kelen

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 02:52 PM

Very nice looking. I’m going to add this to my list of projects, this looks like it’ll be a fun one to make. Thanks for sharing.

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woodworm

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 03:25 PM

Nice design, very professionally done. Will be my next project (design & wood/color combinaion)
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Michael Wilson

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 04:38 PM

heh. Just looking at that tote and what you’ve got in it makes me want to start cutting up wood :)

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wkerr

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 04:45 PM

I’ve got one very similar to this that my grandfather built years ago. I’m not toting it around anymore but it has recently become my catch all for the tools that I too have been accumulating. Nice Job.

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 05:35 PM

Very nice job my friend.
That will come in very handy and it looks great.
And also, Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Having fun...Eric

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dpow

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#9 posted 11-30-2011 11:29 PM

Great looking tote Vakman. It appears your placement of tools is well thought out. This kind of project is fun, practical, and relatively inexpensive to build. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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vakman

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#10 posted 12-01-2011 12:24 AM

Thanks for the feedback. So far the 2 1/2” drawer depth appears to be optimal for planes. Altoids tins for nails and screws also fit perfectly stacked three high.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#11 posted 12-01-2011 04:13 AM

Very nice tote…and nice to see handtools in it! Great build, enjoy it!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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rkoorman

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#12 posted 12-01-2011 07:54 AM

Vakman ? That’s dutch for “Craftsman”

Nice project, goed gedaan!!

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 12-01-2011 08:53 AM

very cool!!!

-- helen

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#14 posted 12-01-2011 09:25 AM

I dig the slide out drawer, nice!

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 04:24 PM

Great tote. solid and with a “place for everything”. love the drawer idea.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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