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Real – Tool Tote

In the last post I intended to include a tool tote that was also in the antique store. Several things caught my eye; The sides of the tote are much thinner than the ends 3/8″ vs 1″. Clearly this was done to save weight. The Tote was designed to handle full length panel saws and I can imagine that fully loaded it was quite heavy. Next time I go into an antique store I will bring a tape measure, looking at the pictures I have many questions myself.

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  1. Sylvain
    January 15, 2020 at 2:37 am

    If you look at a (French) twelve bottle wine crate, you will see an 8 mm thick bottom, 9 mm thick long sides and 10 mm thick short sides. The loading capacity is about 20 kg.
    There are dadoes in the short side to accommodate the bottle spacers and long sides are nailed/stapled to the short sides which justify the 10 mm thickness.
    We tend to overbuild.
    Now of course one can say: a wine crate is not manipulated the same way and every day like a tool tote.
    Sylvain

    • January 15, 2020 at 9:16 pm

      That is quite a bit of weight, I think you’d have a touch time getting the equivalent wight of tools in the tool box. I’m looking for a picture of it now. thanks

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