Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tool tray'

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Small Projects #2: Small Oak Tool Tray

01-27-2020 12:16 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

The better half doesn’t always say anything but I know my leaving small hand tools on her coffee table irks her to no end. To preserve the peace I made this little (12” x 8” x 3-1/2”) oak tool caddy to toss my stuff in one place instead of being scattered to-hell-and-gone. I had a couple of 1/4” x 3-1/2” x 36” pieces of store bought (BORG) oak kicking around and this seemed like a good project. I cut the boards into six 11-3/4” pieces. The...

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Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting... #2: fixing mistakes, improvising and getting it done

01-08-2020 11:08 AM by mafe | 8 comments »

Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting…fixing mistakes, improvising and getting it done Here we are at part two of the caddy build, a Christmas gift for my girlfriend, as I thought she should have something, made with my hands. Last blog ended here, where the fingers were cut and we have a frame. Took these pictures after the whiskey was enjoyed and I then left the shop for the day. But let’s go back to where we finished.Let’s talk about the mistakes we make and how t...

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Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting... #1: Boards, shape and fingers

01-06-2020 01:41 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting…boards, shape and fingers / taps I wanted to give my girlfriend something made with my hands for Christmas, as one of the gifts and since she is a Jacqueline of many trades, I decided a caddy / tote to bring her stuff, would be a thing that can bring joy in many situations. If she will use it for gardening, drawing stuff, painting gear, tools, garden tools, flowers or even perhaps at her job as a doctor, that must be up to her, for now I ...

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Moravian Workbench #6: Building the Tool Tray

09-14-2019 01:40 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

I have seen that some people are not too fond of workbench tool trays or tool wells. Most of the complaints are that it is hard to keep organized and it collects a lot of shavings and debris from the work. I can certainly understand those concerns. For a power tool woodworker, it may be more useful to have a bigger work holding surface to clamp down the work. But I am pretty much a hand tool woodworker, and the tool tray is a help to keep a variety of tools at hand, but out of the way, be...

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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #1: Where it starts

07-18-2017 03:21 AM by Tony Ennis | 5 comments »

After a few years of neglect, I recently started bringing my woodshop back to life. So much junk everywhere. I took old power tools, a tackle box full of stuff, and two beat up toolboxes (with some tools) down to the road. These toolboxes had been dropped from my father in-law’s truck 10 times. None of this stuff meant anything to me. That is, a dried up can of plumber’s putty and rusty cast iron fittings hold no sentimental value. Anything at the end of the road is fair gam...

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Japanese tools #16: Japanese tool tray - for the toolbox. (blog)

06-30-2012 09:25 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Japanese tool trayfor the new toolbox To complete the setup for working with Japanese tools I wanted a little tool tray that I could use to hold and carry tools while working, especially to keep the chisels off the ground. I decided it should be made so it could be stored and transported in the toolbox when not in use, that it should be made with the same joinery as the drawer and again no hardware.For the beauty and the joy of the eye I wanted a handle made of a branch like I have on m...

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This Week In the Shop #8: Tool Box

10-31-2011 05:02 PM by WhiskeyWaters | 2 comments »

The new tool box at work. It’s not a pretty thing, but the design has a long gestation. Chris Schwarz has been promoting his conversion to hand tools for years now – and he finally documents the slow spiral in “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest”. He’s got a book, I guess I have a blog. Either way, I decided on a 24″ by 18″ by 18″ dovetailed box. The moldings and bottoms were nailed and glued on, while the top has a split piano hinge as it’s method of movement. Most of the dovetails are ...

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Tool tote / caddy travel #1: a learning travel in tools and techniques.

10-13-2010 02:50 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Tool tote / caddy travela learning travel in tools and techniques. Yes some of you will say: ‘come on Mad(s), we heard about this, and you will never get done with those dovetails’.And I have to admit: ‘I have been a chicken when it comes to dovetails’. The project:The project is a tool tote or tool box (many opinions on the name), a mix of some wonderful pine wood boards from an old closet, and a branch from the forest! Here the design I did, a simple but ‘hopefully’ long, slim and ele...

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Paris toolbox (a Lumber Jerk in Paris) Blog

09-16-2010 10:46 PM by mafe | 32 comments »

Paris toolbox (a Lumber Jerk in Paris)A simple tool box from recycle plywood Ok I admit I’m lucky! I found this old piece of plywood in the street.[Ohhh, yea, and also lucky to have had a patient French fiancé] And here we go home to the apartment (Martyn it’s your favorite hat…). First I cut the board in two, and mounted a pice of wood under to be able to fasten it to the new workbench.(Those of you who read my Wolfcraft 200 review, can scroll down a little). Then I painte...

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Building a new workbench #11: Project Completion: The tool trays are completed & installed

04-24-2009 05:42 AM by Loogie | 12 comments »

After several weeks of working on hanging doors, trim work and building a bathroom vanity I finally got a chance to finish up my workbench. One of the features that really attracted me to this workbench design in the first place was the reversible tool trays. I really don’t like the idea of having a big trough running down the middle of my bench, but being able to flip the trays over and have flat surface was very appealing. I decided to dovetail the trays rather than use the rabbet joi...

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