Drop-Side Tool Tote
The unique design of this versatile tool carryall gives you easy access to everything inside.
Many portable tool boxes take a top-down approach to storing tools. This works fine for storing just a few things. The problem is that the items on the bottom can be hard to find, easily damaged, or forgotten. The tote you see here uses a different method. Instead of access from the top, the sides fold down. This gives you access to all of the contents without having to move tools out of the way. And to keep the tools organized and prevent damage, they’re held securely on simple racks and custom holders. Best of all, you can build this tote in an easy weekend from common materials.
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What You Get:
- 13 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 50 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Plans for a dovetail key jig to cut the joinery
- Materials list and cutting diagram
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
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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.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.