Tolpin-inspired Tool Tote

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Project by David Bareford posted 06-27-2014 01:05 PM 3712 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tool tote based on the design published by Jim Tolpin and George Walker in their book By Hand & Eye (a great read, by the way). True to the spirit of the book, this project was made completely with hand tools and without a single numerical measurement; it was proportioned using my handspan as the primary module. The wood I used was simply small bits I had around the shop: “Craiglist” pine, some 1/2” walnut, a fir handle and oak wedges.

I made this tote not because I felt I needed it, but just to test drive the proportioning principles in the book. However, I barely had the box made before I was using it almost every day around the homestead. A fun build and a great design!

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 07:08 PM

Looks good!

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 12:00 AM

Nice project, keep up the good work.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 07-03-2014 02:00 AM

I really like this. Very neat.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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#4 posted 02-09-2019 12:28 AM

Great tool box

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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