Handy Tool Tote
When a project calls you away from the shop, this shop-made tote keeps your essentials close at hand.
Choosing the right tool storage for your workshop can be a daunting task. There’s no shortage of cabinets, chests, and shelving options that can be built or bought, but your most-used tools just tend to dissapear into them. So if you’re looking for the perfect solution for your everyday tool set, a handy tool tote like this one is the way to go. The goal was to design a tool tote that was large enough to carry the essentials, light enough to move around, and laid out so everything you could need would be visible at a glance. A magnetically locking drawer was added to store smaller items that tend to disappear at the bottom of the deeper trays. The thoughfulness continues to the construction techniques and materials as well. Box joints add strength and visual interest, while solid walnut makes sure the tote looks just as good as it functions. Think of this tool box design as a starting template for you to create the custom solution for the tools you’re actually using. Maybe you need two storage inserts to hold your carving tools. Or maybe you omit them altogether to store bulky items. It is definitely worthwhile to spend some time prior to building to make sure you can fit everything you want to carry. It’s easier to add an extra inch at the start instead of the end.
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- 7 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 20 full-color photos, illustrations, and exploded views
- Materials List & Project Supplies Sources
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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.