Tool Tote

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Project by mpmitche posted 02-05-2014 03:00 AM 1896 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tool tote my daughter and I made together. Inspired by our favorite show to watch together (Woodwrights Workshop) we came up with something similar to the tote Roy packs along in every episode. Construction has all four sides sloping out is rabbited and nailed with the handle through tenon and wedged. It comes in pretty handy we the kids and I go out after storms and collect fallen limbs for spoon carving projects. Finish is just simple linseed oil.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 03:04 AM


-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 07:21 AM

Mike, you have done a nice job here and obviously have some excellent helpers. I like the lapped corners, through tendon ends, and inset bottom. The joints work well together. I especially like the through tendon to hold the weight of the tools.

In the spirit of sharing ideas on LJ, this was my take on the tote Underhill uses at the start of his show. My version uses no nails and employs a sliding miter to hold it together. Thought you might enjoy seeing a different take on the same starting point. Yours is probably closer to the version that Roy uses.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 07:24 PM

Very Nice Tool Tote. Nice to see Your Children involved. Good for YOU DAD!!

Hope you don’t mind but I just wanted to get a closer look at Your Little Sweetheart.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 12:31 AM

Thanks to everyone for looking. Your version is outstanding Boxguy. Rick, its so great to have kids that are enthusiastic about things like this. Sometimes they get bored pretty quickly but for the most part they love being involved and learn so much so quickly.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 10:45 AM

What a lovely tote and what a lovely daughter.
Sounds like good times and times she will remember.
Way to go dad.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 03:31 PM

Looks good and well crafted. Very handy tote and the kids enjoy bringing it. Great job!

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