Finishing Tote?

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Project by lumberjoe posted 07-08-2012 05:48 PM 1821 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not really sure what to call this thing. When it comes to be “finishing” time, I find that the stuff I am looking for is all over the place. When I am done, the stuff is everywhere in different places it doesn’t belong. I decided to make a little tote for it. It’s made from left over plywood from my sled(s) and some red oak I had hanging around. I banded the ply edges with oak, but when it came to the top edges, I had an idea. Why not put little ledges I can keep screwdrivers, nail sets and my counterboring bits. One just has holes, one has a tray routed out beause I couldn’t figure out how to get a pencil to stay in a hole.

Also I wanted to play with my routers. I added a lot of flutes everywhere and went nuts with the roundover bit. It looks a little cheesy, but it’s a shop fixture. The finish is some early american stain and arm r seal. I wasn’t careful with it at all because again, it’s a shop fixture

The fleur is general finishes milk paint and I painted it on before I stained. So far I keep my glues, sandpaper, vinyl gloves, a tape measure, wood screws, brads, needle nose pliers, tack cloths, dowels and an adjustable wrench in there. I had divider on the inside, but I took it out and now have more flexibility.

The cross cut sled with the miter fence was AWESOME! I was able to repeat all the angles very quickly and was simple to set up

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 05:59 PM

Nice organizer…I could use one…... or maybe two of these : )

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 08:40 PM

I know, I am thinking the same thing now. I may make another and somehow try to make them stackable. This was a lot of fun to build

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#3 posted 07-08-2012 09:43 PM

Very nice and handy, I am thinking about making something similar, thanks for the inspiration

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#4 posted 07-09-2012 01:06 AM

I love this after using it for a short while today. Making shop fixtures is so much fun. I can experiment with different techniques. If they come out great, awesome! If not, it’s not a big deal.

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#5 posted 07-09-2012 01:55 AM

Be careful, I started with one or two toolboxes :)

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#6 posted 07-09-2012 02:08 AM

Woah! Thanks for that link. There goes my shop activities for this week :)

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#7 posted 07-09-2012 03:46 PM

Hey Joe,

(IMHO) might want to think about an ‘Arts and Crafts’ style tote, just to get your ‘Arts and Crafts’ juices flowin’ towards that project for your significant other. ;-)

At my house, If Momma’s happy, everybody’s happy. – Grandpa Len :-)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#8 posted 07-09-2012 03:57 PM

That’s a great idea! Thanks

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