LumberJocks

Horse Grooming Tote

  • Advertise with us
Project by JoeFuture posted 01-25-2021 05:40 AM 482 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife bought her first horse yesterday, and she needed a tote to keep all her grooming supplies in. I was inspired by many of the amazing toolboxes I’ve seen posted here, and I built her this tote from cedar and walnut. I probably wouldn’t use cedar again because it’s so soft. The walnut inlay is there to provide some weight-bearing strength on the ends and the handle. I built my first box joint jig for this project, and I’m pretty pleased with how that came out. Also my first time doing through tenons. I don’t expect it to be very durable, but I learned enough on this project to make the next one out of something harder like cherry or maybe all walnut. The bottom is 12mm baltic birch rabbeted all the way around. I cut some stopped dados in the end pieces with a router to avoid having the dados stick out the sides. It’s finished with a few coats of General Finishes poly.





7 comments so far

View therealSteveN's profile

therealSteveN

7222 posts in 1581 days


#1 posted 01-25-2021 06:28 AM

Looks like a capable tote. Congrats on the firsts. What method did you employ on the box joints? Did you whack out the mortises by hand, or machine?

-- Think safe, be safe

View JoeFuture's profile

JoeFuture

42 posts in 179 days


#2 posted 01-25-2021 06:53 AM



Looks like a capable tote. Congrats on the firsts. What method did you employ on the box joints? Did you whack out the mortises by hand, or machine?

- therealSteveN

Thanks! I made a jig for the table saw for the box joints and cut them with a dado stack. For the mortises I drilled first and then chiseled them out the rest of the way. Cedar is so soft that it splintered out a bit in one end. Need to work out a better technique for that before I make another.

View splintergroup's profile

splintergroup

4650 posts in 2229 days


#3 posted 01-25-2021 03:46 PM

Looks like a fine piece, the wood combo is very nice and well placed.

Seems you’ll have plenty of project and gift opportunities with the new “pet”.
Looking forward to the next projects!

View bugradx2's profile

bugradx2

261 posts in 1026 days


#4 posted 01-25-2021 05:50 PM

This is great!

I too have equestrians in the house and literally just talked about building a saddle stand for one of them this morning. I have a project occupying a lot of the bench right now but hope to finish it soon and will start on the saddle stand after that.

Do you have a set of plans that you used for this tote?

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

View JoeFuture's profile

JoeFuture

42 posts in 179 days


#5 posted 01-25-2021 06:05 PM



Do you have a set of plans that you used for this tote?

I whipped up a design in SketchUp before I started cutting. As soon as I can figure out how to share it I’ll add a link here. I’m sure many folks would have great ideas for how the design can be improved, and I look forward to learning from the feedback!

View JoeFuture's profile

JoeFuture

42 posts in 179 days


#6 posted 01-26-2021 06:10 AM

I uploaded the model to SketchUp’s 3d Warehouse. Here’s a link to view it in 3D:

https://app.sketchup.com/viewer/3dw?WarehouseModelId=a524ecf6-deec-4ae5-878f-26065c0a632e

It’s called “horse grooming tote” if you are searching for it. I’m not sure how to provide a direct link to download the model.

View djs's profile

djs

8 posts in 3848 days


#7 posted 01-27-2021 12:25 PM

Would you post the dimensions of this, Is like to make one for a friends daughter. Thank you.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com