Handtool Briefcase

I Iillenburg built a briefcase-like tool tote (see the photo at left) to carry hand tools and small accessories, such as twist drills and screwdriver bits. Instead of the ¥4 -in. oak plywood used in all the other totes, he chose instead to use solid poplar and '/2-in. plywood on the outside, and poplar and Win. birch plywood on the interior of this tote. These materials are lighter in weight than the oak plywood, and because they are thinner they allow more room in the case for storage. The tote is joined with glue and screws. Self-closing cabinet-door hinges hold several hand tools in place and provide a catch for a lid that covers an interior storage compartment. In the van, the case is strapped against the passenger side shelves, and is among the first items to be taken out at the site.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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