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Project by DYNO360 posted 08-14-2010 03:35 PM 2014 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got some interesting comments on my World War II tote, so I decided to post another and play a little game. I want to see, who knows who the “ICON” is. This was a fun project too, and I was experimenting with ways to attach an image to a woodworking project. I was also trying to achieve a special look for the interior. The tote is simple contruction: groove for the bottom is on all 4 pieces of 3/4” pine that had an interesting grain pattern. The groove is concealed by the rabbet joint at the corners. Plywood bottom and closet rod for the handle. The image is one that I printed at home on some photo paper. I used a router and a chisel to cut a very shallow rectangle. I glued the photo into the depression using glue, a wax paper shield, a piece of cardboard that was cut to the same size as the photo, and a weight. It worked for me. The interior is a mixture of purple paint and boiled linseed oil that I wiped on with a rag. Who is the ICON? You tell me. I am surprised that not many people who see this tool tote know who she is.

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 03:39 PM

Rosie the Riveter

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 03:39 PM

Isn’t that Rosie the Rivetor? Or is this an actual person? Nice tote, I built one too for a halloween proper…I was “Handy Randy” for all of you who have toddlers know exactly what I mean.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 03:47 PM

I thought of Rosie then noticed someone else got it first.

-- Loving it in Tucson .... Stephen

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#4 posted 08-14-2010 04:00 PM

Wow! You guys are so quick to get the right answer. Sorta restores my faith in mankind. I was thinking of making an Emelia Earhart tote, but got discouraged when local people didn’t know who Rosie was. Maybe I’ll make one, because I now know, that peole do recognize these icons. Maybe, the LumberJock viewers are a cut above the rest!

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#5 posted 08-14-2010 06:14 PM

J. Howard Miller’s “We Can Do It!”, a classic rendition of Rosie the Riveter…. cool box!

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

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 03:14 AM

Dyno, Nice looking toolbox. A great icon to use as well. Thanks for the explaination of how you added it as well.

Also a belated Welcome..


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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