Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tool Tote


I meant to post this some time ago and then completely forgot about it. I only remembered when I stumbled across the pictures on the computer. So, anyway, here it is.

When I was getting ready for my classes with Roy Underhill last year (Dovetails and Mystery Mallet) I realized I didn't have an good way to transport all the tools I needed/wanted to take with me. It was time to build!

I thought about several different designs, but in the end I decided to make a larger version of the tool tote I made for my son's birthday. Here's how my larger version looked when it was loaded up for the class:


And here's a shot of the unpacked kit:


It's surprising what can fit inside - here's the list(from left to right):

8" Yankee brace, mallet (sans mystery), Gransfors Bruks sharpening stone, Stanley #71 router plane, Lie-Nielsen #98 & #99 side rabbet planes, Veritas marking gauge, Millers Falls coping saw, Stanley #60 low angle block plane, 6" dividers, bevel gauge, pencil box, auger bit file, still more dividers, square, Veritas spokeshave, another marking gauge, half-round files (single and double cut), Nicholson cabinetmaker's rasp #49, flat file (single cut), folding extension rule, auger bit (5/8th"), marking knife, Lie-Nielsen dovetail and carcass saws, my "Scary Sharp to Go" kit, and various gouges and chisels

This particular kit was based on a list specific to the class and additional tools I though I might need for the class projects. I can't remember why I took the Gransfors Brucks sharpening stone. It's what I use on my drawknives, but I didn't take any...hmm. I'm sure it made sense at the time.

5 comments:

  1. Dan,

    That is an impressive amount of tools in that deceptively large tote. Um... how much does it weigh loaded up?

    Chris

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    1. I don't really know Chris - definitely heavy, but not too bad really. One of the nice things about a continuous handle is that you can adjust your grip to balance the load.

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  2. Hey Dan any drawings availble for the tote? Thanks

    Randy
    www.beechrivermill.com

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  3. I am impressing with your post great thing .
    So many tools

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  4. Would you have the basic dimensions of this tote and the tote that you made for you son?

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