Tool Tote

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Project by balidoug posted 12-14-2011 02:20 PM 4083 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With a small shop space, and a mental block against putting things away, i desperately needed a tote to keep track of things at least while I’m working. Looked at a dozen or more samples here at LJ and stole ideas from all of them (as far as my meagre talents would allow). Here’s the result. The chisle rack and saw till come out and are free standing.Llots of room inside for planes and other toys. Teak, Benkera (stained), Kampur. (weighs a ton). Made by hand.

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2011 03:25 PM

That is pretty sweet! Great work on the joinery.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 12-14-2011 03:31 PM

That’s a real nice tool tote and it looks great. Good work


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 12-14-2011 03:50 PM

Very cool tool tote. Great joinery. Good job !

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#5 posted 12-14-2011 04:11 PM

That’s what I love about LJs. I showed this to my family and they said “nice, Dad” and went back to watching “Dr. Who”. LJ’s say stuff like “Great Joinery” (Insert “Rocky” Music here).

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

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#6 posted 12-14-2011 04:49 PM

That came out splendidly!
The wood is perfect to make that tote last long and look terrific.
I bet it’ll look even cooler as it ages.
Nice work!

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#7 posted 12-14-2011 04:50 PM

I agree with you ! My family at least says ” wow !”, but they don’t dwell on it. I have the soul of an accountant so I love this toolbox with all its places to put things. sooo well done ! I’m practicing my joinery on scrap wood right now so I can seriously appreciate the work you did. Great work.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#8 posted 12-14-2011 05:34 PM

well done :-)
I like you can change it in a split secund to carry other tools if you want

thanks for sharing


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#9 posted 12-14-2011 05:44 PM

Very nice. I hadn’t thought of using a tote when in the shop. I’ll have to add it to my list of projects.


-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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#10 posted 12-14-2011 11:26 PM

Very nice and great wood choice. Dovetails also look really good.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#11 posted 12-15-2011 01:40 AM

What a neat accent for a shop…. love the beautiful wood slection and its versatalness

-- A sign of a true craftsman is how well he hides the errors

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#12 posted 12-15-2011 04:36 AM

Really very nicely done!

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

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#13 posted 12-15-2011 07:17 AM

Great job and a cool design

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 12-15-2011 11:43 PM

Wood tote for wood tools. Great looking project.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#15 posted 12-22-2011 09:26 PM

I looked at this the other day and I never said how much I liked it. Great job. This picture reminds me how much I need to build a set of bents…after this project it’s happening…I hope.

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

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