Go-Anywhere Tool Tote
With plenty of room for all your essential tools, this easy-to-build tote packs in some interesting techniques and looks great, too.
There’s a balancing act that goes into designing a tool tote. On one hand, it should be big enough for everything you might need. On the other hand, it needs to be small enough to carry easily. The “Goldilocks” approach this tote takes walks that line nicely. In addition to a just-right size, the tote adds a sliding tray and a couple of drawers below the open upper compartment. These organize small tools and accessories so they won’t get lost. While practicality is the main reason for building the tote, we managed to sneak in a few techniques that make it fun to build: a little veneer work, flush-mounted hardware, shiplapped panels, and a shop-made dowel, just to name a few. This plan will lead you through every step to ensure your success.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 15 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 70 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
- Special article making custom drawer liners
- 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.