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Project by SawdustTX posted 11-18-2013 04:35 AM 3860 views 14 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a pile of frequently used tools that reside pretty much permanently on my assembly bench. And I’m constantly having to move the “pile” around to make room for various assembly projects. So I looked around the shop for something to keep them all in, and found a little tote that one of my kids made at a kid’s project clinic at the big box store (about 15 years ago).

I cut a block of pine to fit, and drilled holes for my bits. Couldn’t leave well enough alone, and pretty soon I had holes, cutouts, and recesses for each tool in the tote. When I came back to it the next day, I decided to take it one step further and added a little pine pocket on the side for my folding rule.

Simple little solution, and a good memory thinking of my kids every time I reach for it.

Edit – after some comments about other tools, I’ve added a picture of my shop apron, and all the tools I keep in th apron. This tote is specifically the tools I keep on the assembly bench, to complement what’s in my apron.





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 05:03 AM

Ok, I won’t laugh….
Don’t see anything that justifies a laugh!!!
A quick upgrade to make shop time more efficient and enjoyable…
What’s funny about that??? ;^)

Enjoy the memories!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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BusterB

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 05:07 AM

I agree with Randy…that looks as handy as a pocket on a shirt….Nice Build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Woodbutchery

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 05:19 AM

Laugh? How about steal?

Great little tote! Making plans on putting one of these together in the very near future.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Roger

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#4 posted 11-18-2013 11:53 AM

Handy dandy… Nuttin funny bout that. Pretty smart, really. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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poospleasures

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#5 posted 11-18-2013 01:20 PM

This is no laughing matter. I am going to pout because my kid never made me one of these. Guess I will go start one now. Thanks for showing.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Ben Simms

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#6 posted 11-18-2013 02:14 PM

You fool! you will never again know the joy of sliding a pile of tools back and forth the assembly table as you jockey position for your project.

Seriously though, this is a great idea. I cant tell you how many times my drill bits and pencils have rolled off the table because they don’t have a home.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#7 posted 11-18-2013 02:37 PM

I know the feeling of constantly moving the tools off the bench to work… Nice project.. Now you have a pile of tools and a box to move now… Just kidding, looks like a great solution.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 11-18-2013 02:40 PM

Whose laughing? I plan on building something similar for my wife and fill it full of the small tool set that she needs around the house. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#9 posted 11-18-2013 02:55 PM

I’m laughing…all the way to the shop to build me one! Looks really handy.

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BENTWOOD

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#10 posted 11-18-2013 03:29 PM

One can NEVER be too organized. Great idea!

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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redryder

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#11 posted 11-18-2013 03:37 PM

Always nice to have those go-to items close and handy.
I agree with BENTWOOD….........................

-- mike...............

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firefighterontheside

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#12 posted 11-18-2013 03:41 PM

We all think that is such a great idea. The only laughing I’m doing is at myself for not thinking of it before you. Those are all of the things that I’m digging around for under all the crap that collects on my bench. Also makes it easier to clean the bench when you can move all those things at once.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 11-18-2013 04:21 PM

This project is no laughing matter—it is a great solution to several problems I’m having. Thanks for your outstanding solution! Oh, and by the way, hope you don’t mind if I copy this one.

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2013 05:18 PM

No Laughing Here!!!

Great little tool box!!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Chris

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#15 posted 11-18-2013 05:30 PM

Great idea and a great use for that little tote.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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