oak tool tote

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Project by bake posted 04-15-2010 07:35 AM 4210 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool tote made from scraps of oak I had picked up, the sides are made from pieces about 11/4” wide glued up. I did buy the dowel for the handle.
I made the dividers removable in case I wanted to put longer stuff in it.
This was my first attempt at box joints. I had some chip out on the joints so I filled it with Titebond III, and it all but disappeared.
Approx. 12”w x 24”l x 15”h.
Finished with Minwax provincial stain and wipe on poly.
It’s actually quite a bit darker than the pictures show. I was trying to get the fumed A&C color, its actually pretty close.
You may notice the quality of my pictures has improved a lot. I followed somebody’s tip here on LJ’s and copied their photo setup. I’m sorry I don’t know who it was or I would give them credit.
The last 2 pictures show the setup. I still need to put diffusers on the lights.
I’m just using an inexpensive Kodak digital but I think with a setup like this the pictures turn out pretty good.
Thanks for looking.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 08:19 AM

Good lookin tool box. an oldskool must have..

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 11:00 AM

Cool Oak box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 11:27 AM

Nice box. Also, nice setup for taking pictures of your project.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 02:50 PM

Great job on the tote. And, thanks for showing us your photo setup. I’ve been needing to figure this out for my use as well.


-- He said wood...

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 05:14 PM

Well done on the oak tote. Looks good.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 06:31 PM

Looks very useful. Now all you need to do is bang it around for a few years with 40lbs of tools inside! :)

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#7 posted 04-17-2010 05:09 AM

Wow, thats a nice setup for taking pictures. Nice little box.

-- Bud -

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#8 posted 04-21-2010 10:50 PM

great little tote you have done
and your setup for taking photos is nearly perfect
if you got your difused light you will bee realy close

you can do that by turning your light 180 degree
and use too white boards of plywood/flamigo/other things
placed around 2 foot from the lamp to redirect the light back
and if you place the things you want to take pictures of
a little longer away from the background so you don´t get
the hard shadows you can also play a little with the distance with
one of the lamps so you will only see one shadow but then will
I recoment you read a book on how to do this kind of things
after all it´s a woodworking site and not a photo competition :—)
then it will bee right in the closet


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#9 posted 08-14-2010 10:19 AM

Nice made one as well for a project I was assigned. Our’s have alot of the same design features.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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