|Project by thezenker||posted 248 days ago||962 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
I wanted to build something for my son. I had been watching Shannon over at The Renaissance Woodworker build the classic Roy Underhill tool tote and wanted to try one. Then I thought my son might like his own, so I used his as a test run.
The tote, except for the bottom, is 1/2 poplar. The bottom is some scrap 1/2 ply i had. I used the table saw to cut to boards to length, and to cut the 10 degree bevel on the plywood. I used the bandsaw to cut the rough shape of the handle, then finished with hand planes. Everything else was done with hand tools. This is my second project with through mortises and I have to say they are fun to make and give the tote a classic look.
I beveled the sides 10 degrees, but chose to leave the ends square, and to leave cutting compound joints for another day ;-)
Finished with boiled linseed oil.
-- Andreas, New York State