Dovetailed Tool Tote
Classic joinery and a unique drawer catch are sure to challenge your skills.
Having a place for your most-used hand tools and supplies makes every project go a little smoother. The tool tote you see here fills the bill. It’s a take-off of a shipwright’s toolbox. There’s not one piece of hardware on it, yet the drawers stay in place as you carry the box around. The secret is a lipped drawer front that nestles into a dado in the tote’s bottom when the drawer is closed. To open the drawer, just lift it slightly and slide it out. It’s an ingenious solution. The case is assembled with dovetails and the drawer boxes are made with halfblind dovetails. But don’t worry — we’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need for great results.
SELECT YOUR PLAN PACKAGE
- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 29 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Includes a simple technique for hand-cut dovetails
- Cutting diagram, materials list, and retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
We don't have any links to project supplies and hardware for this particular project yet, but here are some other products that might be of interest to you. (We may receive commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.)
Similar Woodsmith Plans
Router Bit Cabinet
This dedicated Router Bit Cabinet is a great way to store and organize accessories for one of your most-used tools.
Drill Bit Storage
If your drill bits have a habit of disappearing into a "black hole," build this handy storage system to keep them close by.
The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.