Simple Tool Tote

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Project by BloodAndSalt posted 09-11-2013 09:10 PM 1894 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I needed a convenient way to get my tools from my tool to my shop when in use. I was tired of walking back and forth from a closet that houses my tool chest to the porch that is my workshop. I also thought that with the trays in the chest all pushed back and the lid shut, the void space above the saw till is wasted. So I designed this tote to fill that space and provide more storage. It still allows the lid to shut.

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#1 posted 09-11-2013 09:55 PM

Very nice

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 11:19 PM

A few of us ATC’ers are going to steal your design! Nicely done. Shop looks great too.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 12:24 AM

Great use of available space—that’s using your brain. Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 12:40 PM

That is a pretty interesting idea. How is your access to the middle and lower tray affected?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#5 posted 09-12-2013 02:50 PM

I can’t access the lower tray with the tote in place. Usually I put it on the floor in front of the chest and load it up with the tools I need and go. My access isn’t affected when the tote is out.

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#6 posted 09-12-2013 03:59 PM

I am slapping myself right now. I like making chests and I like making tool totes, but I never considered making them compatible. I donate my projects to charity auctions and this would increase the”Wow” factor in my projects.

I am going to borrow your idea, feel free to borrow some of mine.

What an excellent idea.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 04:45 PM

Great idea that it’s compatible with the tool chest! That’s one handy and sturdy tote. I’m sure it will serve you well for a long time.

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