Tool Tote

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Project by bandit571 posted 11-12-2015 12:27 AM 2439 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had a plank of white oak leftover. Bought a pine 1×6x8’ and a pine 1×6x3’ Didn’t want the corners to be just a nailed together rebate joint. Splay is 22-1/2 Degrees. 1/2” wide dovetails were cut after the ends were miter cut. Handle came from that 1×6x3’ pine board. Overall length is 33-1/2” width is just over 12” from the top of the handle to the bottom, it is about 7-1/2”

Slight round overs at the corners. 7/8” Forstner bit to make the cut out for the finger grip. handle sits in a mortise, and is just nailed in place, no glue. It would be easier to replace that way, IF it should ever break.

Bottom has been beveled to match the sides, and is just nailed in place. Nice little, cheap project. One coat of BLO for a finish. Brushed on, wiped off. Tote will hold full length handsaws.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 11-12-2015 12:32 AM

Looks like she came out great! It was fun following your progress!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 11-12-2015 12:39 AM

cool tote double bevel dovetails are always fun.

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

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#3 posted 11-12-2015 12:41 AM

Nice tote, Bandit! I’m still trying to figure out 90 degree dovetails and you go and do mitered ones. How much does the empty tote weigh? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 11-12-2015 01:10 AM

A nice old timey tool tote….
for old timey tools….
from an old timey woodworker!!!

Nicely done.
Way to up the ante….
with them dual bevel dovetails!!!

-- 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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#5 posted 11-12-2015 02:31 AM

That must have been fun working your way around those corners. Great tote bandit.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 11-12-2015 05:28 AM

Seems a bit flash for a tool tote!

Make sure you do not leave it on site where there are some dishonest people about as the are likley to tip out our tools and “bless” the tool tote !!!

Hey you have an interesting profile,..... I work for Pepsi as a casual beating their potato chip crates back into shape

Mainly its just something to do as I am not in the reserves any more…too old!!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 11-12-2015 11:09 AM

Super-handy shop accessory made sturdy for everyday heavy use. Very nice!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#8 posted 11-12-2015 12:25 PM

Always good to see your projects. Reminds us of how our craft got here. Great job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-12-2015 04:58 PM

Turned out nice bandit.

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#10 posted 11-13-2015 11:17 PM

Well done Bandit….thanks for primer for the old school tote…...very nice.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 11-14-2015 09:38 PM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 12-13-2015 10:09 AM


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