Tool Tote

As I made some cases for tools recently, I wanted to make a caddy for them.

I was going to make this tote in a different style with other hardwood but it's been rainy and I wasn't able to dimension the lumber so I changed my plan and redesigned everything so I can make it with Daiso cheap craft boards(now my favorite).

I also tried Kumiko that I haven't done for a while as a practice. 

It was inspired by Japanese Okamochi, which basically means a tote that they use for food delivery so there are various styles but I tried the style that they use for ramen noodles. The front is a sliding door that I can slide it up to open.

I don't really eat ramen but I thought it's cool.

In this project, I have no idea but I made so many stupid mistakes. 
  • Cutting rabbets on the wrong pieces (filled thin pieces)
  • Cutting rabbets in the wrong sizes (One place, I left a gap)
  • Glueing pieces in the wrong orientation (My new mallet helped me to disassemble them)
  • The drawer was 1/2" taller than the shelf height(I cut 1/4" off top/bottom) 
and many more...

The mahogany on the front door is as a result of fixing a part I crushed accidentally....

This wasn't a complicated project but apparently my brain wasn't able to handle it right...
Once it's finished, I'm a type of person who's happy with whatever it is and I'm happy to use it:)

No name noobie here


Beautiful. too nice to use for tools. Excellent job.  Mike
Beautiful tool tote. That should serve you well for years to come. I'm pretty sure you will be the only one to notice the flaws.
wow that is a gorgeous tool  tote. i dont know about mistakes my friend, looks pretty damn good to me.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Gorgeous work and challenging too.  Well done.
Mike, thank you! Now I can leave my tools in a living room.

Steve, Hopefully it lasts long! Thank you!

Pottz, thank you:)

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swirt, Nice to see you here and you are on this site for 9years!!  Thank you!

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Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Well Done Yrti. That looks great.

Main Street to the Mountains

Is beauty, simply.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

Really nice!

Lots of joinery detail.

(I lived on Ramen in school, remember it being $0.09 a package)
Way cool. Fucntional and a great conversation piece as you say, "that old thing". :)


Nice, got to love a little kumiko. Like the other Steve says, you're probably the only one who will ever notice the flaws.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

RyanGi - Thank you!
Eric - One more project to do for tool things...
Brian - The real beauty is how they used to deliver soba noodles if it's not fake pictures...

SplinterGroup - if you want, I can still find one at $0.09 for you.
Foghorn - I'll be using it so it has to be functional! and there are some places still use it!!

No name noobie here

Dark_Lightning Thanks! like I said, me as a maker really minds the mistakes but me as a user just enjoy what's there to use! 

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A very luxury tool box. Well done, a nice project.

Nice work, YRTi! There may be mistakes, but the end result looks fine, so I think you recovered from them nicely.

May you have the day you deserve!

Very nice and really creative. 
GR8 Tote GR8 Video GR8 JOB 😍😎👍


I wish I can make clean small pieces like you! Thank you:)

Dave Polaschek-
Thank you! I spent 2 extra days for the recovery on 3 days project (total 5days) so my effort paid off...

Thank you! I always enjoy a design part of a project and struggle with making it!

Thank you, M8. I usually show my process of making but this video ended up just highlighting mistakes...again thanks, M9.

No name noobie here

It looks flawless to me Yrti. And your chisels are also impressive. Not to mention your great photos. What setup did you use?

Where did you get the craft board? 

James McIntyre