Garden tool tote

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Project by Rustic posted 08-11-2008 01:55 AM 2953 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife a few years ago. I used dowel construction for the handles (my 1st attempt). She loves it.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 08-11-2008 02:37 AM

Nice, I like the slots in the bottom for self cleaning.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#2 posted 08-11-2008 11:11 AM

Well done with the handles .
Yes, I too love the slots in the bottom. I bet they are greatly appreciated at clean up time!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 08-11-2008 03:55 PM

Very good garden tool box. Your first attempt at dowel construction is remarkably good. What are the dimentions of the box? Why it is called tote?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 08-11-2008 05:07 PM

I like that the handle rotates out of the way for easy access. nice job.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 08-11-2008 05:59 PM

not sure on the dimensions as I built it 2 years ago and I call it a tote because my wife can tote around her tools.

Thanks jm

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 08-11-2008 10:43 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 08-12-2008 12:11 AM

I like that fold-over handle too!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#8 posted 08-14-2008 07:17 PM

This is a top of the line tool tote. I make a rustic style that would be considered bottom of the line. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 08-14-2008 09:42 PM

nice tool tote I particularly like the way you’ve made the handle to swing great idea.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 08-14-2008 10:33 PM

Thank you for the comments. A side note is this is my 1st tool tote

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 05-17-2009 08:06 PM

Your wife is a lucky lady!!

I love this … and may have to ask Russel to make me one (if you don’t mind) ... but I would use it as a very cool planter box (-vbg-)

-- Adding to Hubby's "Honey Do List" :-)

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#12 posted 05-17-2009 08:10 PM

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