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Start-em-early Kids' Tool Tote

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Assemble the Parts

Assemble the Parts

Cut and assemble the tote
  1. From 3/4" MDF, cut the base (A) and handle (B) to the sizes listed in the Materials List.
  2. Make one copy of the full-size handle pattern and two copies each of the two tool tote patterns from the free Downloadable Plan on the last page at the end of plan. Spray-adhere the handle pattern to the handle. Set the other patterns aside.
  3. To form the opening in the handle, drill two 3/4" holes, where shown on the pattern, using a Forstner or spade bit and a backer to prevent tear-out. Then, using a no. 12 blade with 6 to 12 teeth per inch in your scrollsaw and cutting along the pattern lines, complete the opening. Now cut the handle exterior to shape. Remove the pattern using a cloth moistened with paint thinner.
  4. Rout 1/8" round-overs on the base (A) and handle (B), where shown in the Exploded View drawing. Using a sanding block, sand the parts to 180 grit.
  5. Glue and clamp the handle centered on the base, using a combination square to check for equal measurements to the handle from opposing edges of the base. Drill the mounting holes through the base and into the handle, and drive the screws.

Continued on page 3:  Holder and tools


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