UPSCALE TOOL TOTE
This deluxe send-up of a classic design has a place for everything.
SHOP OWNER: Rob Brophy
LOCATION: Lost in Niagara
This is my home repair and travelling toolbox. Construction is 'cheap and cheerful' while staying as light as possible. The ends are Baltic Birch ply, sides are pine. I used teak for the trim and handle and luaun for the bottom and sub-bottom. Teak rub rails are attached to the bottom to save the luaun from wear.
I cut mortises into the sides for chisels and saws, and drilled holes for screwdrivers and driver bits. 1/4" bungee cord holds tools in place along the sides and the well naturally catches all of the loose hardware before it hits a blade. It also allows a jigsaw to be carried without removing the blade.
Build time was 2 or 3 hours...no fancy joinery. I didn't think it would last two years but it's gotta be seven or eight years old now.
. . . Rob Brophy