Drill Tote

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Project by JohnnyB posted 02-22-2012 06:01 AM 2204 views 17 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got tired of never having the right bits or screws with me when using my 12v drill and 18v impact driver, so I made this tote. The material is 1/2 inch “blued” pine. The tray contains drill bits, driver bits, and an assortment of screws. The tray pushes out from either side of the tote, and a bent piece of 3/16 inch rod drops into a hole to hold it in place. Problem solved.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 06:06 AM

A purse to a woman is like a drill tote to a man. Nice, I like it.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 06:10 AM

Nice tote.

-- Yves

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 06:38 AM

Super idea good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 11:57 AM

I really like the drawer you put on the bottom. I buy contractor packs of small drill bits that break off all the time and what a great place to keep item like that. Great job sir. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 12:03 PM

I keep saying I am going to build something like this, yours came out great, maybe it’s time I did one and stopes talking about it whenever I can’t find the drill bits.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 12:48 PM

Nice job, man! I love the drawer!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 02:20 PM

Awesome tote – looks like it should last you a long, long time.

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 02:50 PM

Everything you need in one place! Grat idea!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 02:56 PM

Super handy! It’s a must have for someone like me when working outside the shop. Thanks for sharing.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 05:31 PM

I love this idea! I have been thinking about something similar for some time now. You have maybe encouraged me to get mine done…and I have some blue stained pine left over from my plane till… Have to get to sawing!

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#11 posted 02-23-2012 03:28 AM

Great looking drill tote!

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#12 posted 02-23-2012 04:37 AM

Hey John, cool tote. Not to big so you won’t overload it.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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