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xx   TOOL

Angled dovetails. This ash toolbox project is used to illustrate the cutting and assembly of single- and double-slanted dovetails.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 45

Japanese toolbox. Build a sturdy case with a slide-lock top from white pine and simple joinery. Overall dimensions: 14"x31"x10" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 58
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 6

Tool till (36"x14"x12" high) is an adaptation of an 18th century case for hand tools. Small, multidrawered tool box that rests on cleats within a larger chest. An upper case holds chisels. Custom-sized drawers in lower case accommodate small files, screwdrivers, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 36
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 10

Curved-top toolbox. An all-wood tool tote features a coopered lid, a locking handle, pull-out drawers, and decorative marquetry.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #71 Feb 1999 pg. 78

Tip shows how to make a simple hobby tool tote from six coffee cans attached to a piece of plywood fitted with a handle.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1991 (v.81#8) pg. 9

Tote on the go. Tool tote (10"x30"x20" high) has three small drawers in the base and an open bin for larger items. A pipe clamp, threaded through the holes in the ends, serves as the tote's handle.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1993 (v.16#5) pg. 41

Trouble box. A wooden tote box for tools is fitted with a 500W quartz-halogen floodlight, weatherproof duplex outlet and a grounded extension cord.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1994 (v.17#12) pg. 15

Roof sitter. Build a wooden bench with tool-storage pockets for use when working on the ridge of a roof.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1996 (v.19#8) pg. 10

Easy-to-make multipurpose tool box built from wood has a flat top that serves as a step. Plastic cutlery tray holds small tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 32

Simple wooden box serves as a tool tote, stepstool and sawhorse.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #356 Mar 1995 (v.45#3) pg. 58

Bent electrical conduit pipe makes a better toolbox handle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 36

Portable workshop. Build this multi-purpose tool tote that doubles as a step stool, workbench, and mini-sawhorse.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 23

Combine a 5-gal. plastic bucket with a selection of 3/4" to 4" plastic pipes to form a tool carrier.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 26

Designing and building a carpenter's portable tool box. A drop-down front reveals four sliding drawers. Built of plywood for strength and light weight.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 94

Make a machinist-style tool chest using simplified construction techniques. Features 5 felt-lined wooden drawers in a wooden case. The case is fitted with a removable front and a sturdy carrying handle. Overall dimensions: 18"x9"x11".
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 52

An inspired tool chest. Duncan Phyfe's personal tool chest begets a handsome adaptation.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 54

Plywood box with removable trays is designed to hold a large collection of hand and portable power tools. Overall dimensions: 16"x22"x16" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1991 (v.168#11) pg. 60

Wooden toolbox (25"x10") with a central carrying handle 16" high has a removable tray 2" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #92 Sep 1996 (v.16#4) pg. 46

Projects from the past. Handy tool box includes storage for two hand saws and other carpenter's tools. Reprinted from 1946-47 issue of The Deltagram. Overall dimensions: 32"x16"x7".
POPULAR WOODWORKING #102 May 1998 (v.18#2) pg. 20

Stanley tool cabinet. A sturdy wooden box (22"x14"x8") is assembled using finger joints. Cut in half to form two open boxes (22"x14"x4"). Hinge together to make a portable tool box for a collection of hand tools or hang on wall in the open position.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #111 Nov 1999 (v.19#5) pg. 65

Model maker's tool box. Several design ideas for building a portable tool holder and work surface for making models.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #3 Winter 1985-86 pg. 41

Tool carry-all. This wooden case consists of three parts (storage tray, removable tray with handle, and storage case) which fasten together into a single unit.
SHOPNOTES #3 May 1992 (v.1) pg. 10

Sturdy pine toolbox combines the strength of dovetail joints with solid wood construction. Features removable bins for small tools and a large bin in the base for larger items.
SHOPNOTES #43 Jan 1999 (v.8) pg. 6

Tip on cutting foam liners for your toolboxes to keep wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. from sliding around.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1990 (v.39#2) pg. 92

Craftsman's pride tool chest. Arts & Crafts oak chest with felt-lined trays. Overall dimensions: 15"x28"x18" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 42, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #144 Oct 2002 (v.19#6) pg. 12 (Custom insert for storing wood chisels)

Cabinetmaker's traditional tool chest features a lift top, three full-width drawers and 4 half-width drawers. Overall dimensions: 22"x11"x16" tall.
WOODSMITH #85 Feb 1993 (v.15) pg. 20, 16, 17

Antique-styled silverware tray or tool tote features angled side, a center handle which divides the tray into two sectons, and spline-reinforced compound miter joints at the corners.
WOODSMITH #87 Jun 1993 (v.15) pg. 22, 18, 20

Simple tool tote consists of an open box (23"x10"x5" deep) equipped with a dowel handle. Pinned joints add a decorative touch to the corners.
WOODSMITH #98 Apr 1995 (v.17) pg. 26, 17

Classic craftsman's tool chest built with frame-and-panel construction, hinged lid and shallow drawer in the base. Overall dimensions: 24"Wx14"Hx12"D.
WOODSMITH #109 Feb 1997 (v.19) pg. 20

Tool tote can be expanded by adding a small bin to each end. A pull-out tray can hold a compartmented plastic storage box for small items, or be configued as a drawer.
WOODSMITH #122 Apr 1999 (v.21) pg. 22

Drill brace is stored in a toolbox in such a way that it doubles as the carrying handle for the toolbox.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 20

Machinist's tool chest features five shallow storage drawers concealed behind a tambour. Cabinet, drawers and drawer slides are constructed of wood. Overall dimensions: 24"Wx12"Dx15"T.
WOODWORK #33 Jun 1995 pg. 64

Blanket chest by Barnsley. Reproduction of an Edward Barnsley tool chest (circa 1920s). Overall dimensions: 36"x18"x17" tall.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 356

Tool tote made from a plastic paint can filled with short pieces of plastic pipe.
WOODWORKER Apr 1992 (v.96#4) pg. 83

Open-style tote for hand tools (screwdrivers, chisels, saws, planes, ...) is strong enough to stand on and high enough to be used as a saw horse.
WOODWORKER Jul 1992 (v.96#7) pg. 81

Tradesman's toolbox constructed of oak and ash. The shape is more like a small suitcase. One side folds down revealing four drawers and handsaw storage. Overall dimensions: 31"x6"x18" tall.
WOODWORKER Dec 1993 (v.97#12) pg. 44

Portable wooden tool case stores handsaws, chisels, plane, and other small tools. Reprinted from the August 1944 issue.
WOODWORKER Aug 1994 (v.98#8) pg. 98

Tool chest (27"x12"x13") is built of wood. It features four drawers (two on each end of the box) plus a lift top which reveals a tool well. Reproduced from the January 1945 issue.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 106

Tip on converting a plastic bucket to a tool holder by inserting a plywood disc with several holes for holding tools.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 93

Wooden tool-tote with a center handle opens up so that both sides of the box face the front. Ideal when storing the box against the wall at the back of your workbench.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1990 (v.46#4) pg. 6

Build an installer's toolbox. Elegant wooden toolbox features 4 interior drawers, saw storage in the cover, decorative dovetail joints, etc. Overall dimensions: 14" tall, 11" wide, 26" long.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 58

Carpenter's toolbox (open-top tote) features a special section and slots in the ends to accommodate two handsaws. The handles of the saws remain outside the box so they are easy to grasp and remove.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 59

Build a reproduction of an antique tool chest. A simple box is decorated with mitered trim and fitted with a hinged lid. Overall dimensions: 11"x36"x11" tall.
WORKBENCH Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.47#6) pg. 30

Add an adjustable leg to a tool tote so that it will sit level on a sloped roof and prevent tool spills.
WORKBENCH Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.48#6) pg. 68

Combination tool box and step stool (15"x15"x20") has a removable storage drawer just beneath the step/top and a fixed storage compartment across the bottom.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 50

Heirloom chest. Replica of a sturdy wooden tool chest similar to those brought to America by European craftsmen. Features a lift-up top, lock, carrying handles on the end panels, and a lift-out interior tray. Overall dimensions: 25"x13"x12" tall.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 40