Simple totes

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Project by Tooch posted 11-07-2013 11:02 AM 1845 views 23 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some simple totes made from knotty pine and 2×6’s, ripped down to 3/8”. Assembled with an 18 gauge crown moulding stapler.

The larger of the two is unfinished, the smaller was torched and coated with a couple coats of wipe-on poly.

Thanks for looking, comments/suggestions welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 12:54 PM

Nice looking Boxes Tooch! They should come in handy!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 02:26 PM

I gotta make me some of these. No glue at all Tooch?

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 03:39 PM

very nice! I like the way the torched one looks. Any consideration to a stackable version?

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 04:35 PM

Thanks for the comments-

Tony I love these cause they’re so versatile… whether its potting plants for the wife or carrying Cornhole bags to a tailgate.

RockyTopScott no glue, just two staples on each end. I also reinforced the bottom slats with small 5/8” brads coming in from the side.

ratchet I thought about it… just haven’t figured it out yet!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 04:40 PM

Those make wonderful gift boxes at Christmas when they are filled with nuts and fruit.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 11-07-2013 04:55 PM

Charles Good thinking… that’s what I love best about this craft- making all my gifts! I enjoy making them as much as others enjoy getting ‘em!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 05:25 PM

@Tooch—Nice simple crates, and we always have stuff to crate. Here is an idea I tried (but didn’t perfect) to make stackable crates. You might find something in the concept that will appeal to you and make a better crate.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 09:15 PM

Original design, compliments for daily top 3.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 10:04 PM

Those are really cool!!! I’m gonna have to make some now. Very useful idea.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 10:21 PM

Nice looking boxes .

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 11-08-2013 09:39 PM

Something you realy need doesn’t have to be fency, but you managed to make it such,super cool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 11-11-2013 04:47 PM

Great looking and well made crates. Like more the torched one. They have a lot of uses. Great job!

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#13 posted 11-14-2013 11:49 PM

Stackable should be easy – two “feet” (cleats?) under the “floor” sized to fit in just between the side walls (same length as the end walls) and positioned so they just fit inside the end walls…?

Love the clean, simple design!

-- Neville, Calgary AB

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