|Project by Craig Ambrose||posted 02-21-2013 11:13 PM||4346 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I’ve got some timberframing projects coming up, and as I collected the tools I need for that, I decided I needed a tote to carry them around in. This one is modeled on the tote Roy Underhill used, and is described in one of his books. Rather than having all four sides lean outwards, I decided to give it one vertical side to make it easier to carry against your side, apparently this was done with some historical examples.
The tote is made from NZ grown english oak. It’s dovetailed together, and I glad it had that vertical side as the dovetails on the two corners which are a compound angle were rather frustrating to cut. I didn’t have any bits of wood long and wide enough to do the base out of a single piece, so I ran several pieces crossways for the base, held in a groove on the vertical side and resting on a ledge I cut into the sloping side and nailed down. These pieces are shiplapped together to allow for wood movement.
I’ve started using power tools again for dimensioning timber, so this one made use of the jointer, thicknesser and band saw, although all joinery was of course done galoot style.