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Project by Russell posted 04-02-2012 02:33 AM 6361 views 17 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first hand tool project, well… since high school shop class 25 years ago. The trim is cherry salvaged from an old local barn that was torn down years ago. My design came from various totes I found on this site, thank you for the inspiration.

-- Russell , Indiana County, PA

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 02:40 AM

Nice, Russel! This is great! Is that a Stanley #65 and a #18 in there? We need more pictures though. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 02:55 AM

Looks like a slick little tool box to me. Very nice.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 03:02 AM

Thank you Brandon….I can see you know your Stanley planes…....Yes, spot on. I’ll post a few addn’l photos in the next few days.

-- Russell , Indiana County, PA

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 03:55 AM

Looking forward to more pictures! Again, it’s a lovely tote and I think it will serve you nicely for a long time.

I love those knuckle cap planes and yours are particularly nice and shiny! Unfortunately, I don’t own a single one yet.

Almost forgot—- Welcome to Lumberjocks Russell!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 04-02-2012 05:30 AM

Welcome Russell,

The best boxes are purpose driven, and this work is a prime example of that principle. Your bio indicates that you have adopted a new mantra when woodworking. Enjoy the journey.

-- Big Al in IN

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Jim Rowe

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#6 posted 04-02-2012 08:42 AM

Great tool tote! What’s hiding in the box within the tote? Welcome to LJs

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 04-02-2012 02:11 PM

Nice job and great storage for your go to tools.

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

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 03:10 PM

It’s a nice design and well done. Welcome to Lumberjocks.


-- 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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#9 posted 04-02-2012 03:50 PM

That’s a very hansom tote good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 04-02-2012 04:13 PM

Nice job, this was my first project as well after deciding to take on ww as a hobby. I second the request for more photos!

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

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#11 posted 04-02-2012 04:44 PM

Only one little criticism. One photo isn’t enough to do it justice. Nice work. I love looking at other LJ’s work totes, and this one’s a beaut.

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

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#12 posted 04-02-2012 07:36 PM

great work…love the style
warning…...if you are not careful….you can get addicted to making them….lol… on my 6th one….
great tools looking well loved and used…keep pushing your self and enjoy..
ps…well done

-- jjempson

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#13 posted 04-02-2012 09:17 PM

nice choice of woods and style. yes more pictures would be better. and whats in the little box?

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#14 posted 04-03-2012 01:48 AM


Ihavea weak spot for “TOTES”. My first was made by my grandfather Bailey.
One by dad, one each by 2 uncles. I made 3 so far!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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Jim Rowe

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#15 posted 04-10-2012 05:01 PM

Thanks for the extra photos. This is definitely on my To Do list.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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