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Project by Mauricio posted 03-17-2013 at 06:47 PM 1413 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little guy is a hoarder when it comes to cars. He wants to carry as many as he can everywhere he goes. The problem is he is carrying them around in gift bags that hold way more than he can carry and they end up ripping and spilling everywhere.

So in an effort to make something nice for him while limiting the number of cars he can carry I made him this.

This is the first project I make on my new bench by the way. The bench performed great for this primarily hand tool project. I’d say the galoot index was around 7. I rough cut all the parts on the bandsaw and the rest was done with hand tools.

Rabbets were first attempted with the 78 but that didnt go well. The fence slipped and the knickers F’ed up my baseline. Finally I just sawed the rabbet by hand, chipped out most of the waste with a chisel and mallet then cleaned them up with the Stanley 92.

I couldn’t find my home made dowel plate so I whittled the tapered pegs more or less round and drove them in. I’m happy with how they look, I’m starting to think round pegs are a little overrated.

Everything was surfaced with my trusty Stanley #4.

The wood is poplar finished with 1-1-1 (MS-BLO-Poly) followed by wipe on poly and dark wax.

So how does my son like it? So far he doesn’t want to use it. Figures… I’m sure he will warm up to it eventually.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:03 PM

Great job. Looks like a happy customer.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:13 PM

It’s a pretty cool tote, Mauricio. I like the idea of making octagonal (or whatever shaped) dowels. I’m sure your son will warm up to it. Plus, it could be a woodworking tote later on.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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CL810

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:30 PM

Lucky boy!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:35 PM

Nice work Mauricio!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:41 PM

Nice work. Looks like you will have a shop buddy soon

-- Ron in Kokomo

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 at 09:58 PM

Mauricio, make your son a wooden bag with rope handles :). He will warm up to his new tote, don’t fret!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 at 03:49 AM

Mauricio only one comment counts, the one in pic #2
Great car tote, wont be long until it starts to contain
some planes and chisels.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 at 04:47 AM

Now that’s a car hauler. Some day his wife will steal that to put her gardening tools in. Nice job Mauricio.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 at 06:11 AM

It would be great if every child had one of these. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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terryR

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 at 06:24 AM

Nice, Mauricio, I bet the little guy tries to show it off to everyone soon enough! :)

Heck, I like it so much, I plan to copy the rabbet and dowel joinery on a small shop tote!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 at 06:36 AM

Thanks for the comments folks. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while and its nice to knock out a quick projecKind of nice to knock out a project

Terry glad to be of inspiration. One tip, cut the rabbets extra wide and trim them flush after you drive the pegs, that will minimize the chance of the wood splitting.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 at 06:39 AM

Looks great Mauricio. The arched handle and dowels are excellent.

How did you affix the bottom?

-- ~Tony

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 at 06:48 AM

Thanks Tony, the bottom is just glued on. You could dowel that on to reinforce the joint but I think it will hold fine for a long time with just glue.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 at 04:46 PM

That is cool. Nice work and I love the handle.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 03-20-2013 at 08:23 PM

HERMOSA CANASTA LOCO!!!!!
TE PASASTE Y A TU NIÑO SE LO VE CHOCHO DE LA VIDA JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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