Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: a quickie to occupy my afternoon-carpenters tool tote

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    new york city burbs
    Posts
    10,188

    a quickie to occupy my afternoon-carpenters tool tote

    I had enough fights today with the belt on the sander. I had to sand down the panels for the bed, so I took a break this afternoon, and decided to grab a piece of that pine I saved from my old store.
    Im going to use it for furniture, but I wanted to build something quick today.
    Its not fully sanded, but here it is.
    I put a tray in it so I could hold some screws when Im using it.
    The handle is an old closet pole.
    The wood was pretty dirty, so I ran it lightly a few passes through the belt sander to clean it up. Didnt want to thin it out much
    The last pic shows a piece of what the wood looked like before sanded
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails bed 283 (Medium).jpg   bed 284 (Medium).jpg   bed 286 (Medium).jpg   bed 287 (Medium).jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Orem, Utah
    Posts
    936
    "Just whipped it up in an afternoon", eh? It would take me a LOT longer than that.

    Even if practice doesn't necessarily make perfect, it looks like it certainly speeds things up! (Come on retirement ... come on retirement...)

    Looks great Allen. Best of luck with it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Posts
    3,220
    That's really nice, Allen.
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Muskegon,Mi.
    Posts
    109
    That looks like a good tool tote.
    SOMEDAY is not a day of the week

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    12,260
    Thats a cool tote Allen. Same as the ones i got some boy scouts to build once.
    cheers

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,361
    As usual, Allen puttin us to shame with a project conceived, executed, and posted all in the same day!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    new york city burbs
    Posts
    10,188
    I went out to dinner the other night with my wife and while walking to the parking lot, I saw a few guys working on installing a new entranceway, glass door and windows in a storefront office.
    There were 2 of these boxes, well worn and well used sitting on the floor and they had them stuffed with tools.
    Just triggered something and I wanted one. Reminds me of a box my grandfather used to keep his household tools in.He wasnt a carpenter, but thought he could fix anything.(he couldnt)
    Last edited by allen levine; 03-05-2011 at 03:39 AM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Whittier, CA, USA
    Posts
    512
    Nice. My dad was making those for friends. He started insetting a large rare earth magnet on the side to hold screws and nails for the job at hand. I think he drilled some holes to hold a pencil or two as well.

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Dan Gonzales; 03-05-2011 at 06:15 AM.
    Dan Gonzales
    Whittier, CA, USA
    Dona nobis pacem

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    The Levine Machine strikes again. That's a great tool tote, Allen.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    Pretty cool Reminds me of my Dad's
    Faith, Hope & Charity

Similar Threads

  1. Tool Tote Tray
    By Art Mulder in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-04-2013, 04:59 PM
  2. Okay Carpenters/Contractors/Pros...
    By Peter Rideout in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-11-2012, 02:59 PM
  3. Buffalo(NY) Fire Department's Carpenters' Shop
    By Sean Wright in forum Shop Tours
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-30-2007, 02:47 AM
  4. 5 CARPENTERS OF ILL REPUTE
    By rick fulton in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 03-08-2007, 10:31 PM
  5. Kind of Old Project - Tool Tote
    By Alex Reid in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-07-2007, 12:47 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •